Friday, June 22, 2007

Durant Workout

One month has passed since a series of four ping-pong balls bounced in favor of the Portland Trail Blazers and Seattle SuperSonics at the NBA Draft Lottery.

Since that moment, the talk around the country has been almost universal: Portland would select Ohio State center Greg Oden with the No. 1 pick at Thursday's NBA Draft; the Sonics would land Texas forward and national player of the year Kevin Durant with the second pick.

That could be changing.

Durant made his case to be the first man to shake NBA Commissioner David Stern's hand at the Draft during his workout with the Trail Blazers. Portland general manager Kevin Pritchard described Friday's session "as impressive as any workout that I've seen in here."

The Oregonian has more:

Although ESPN's True Hoop smells a smoke screen: