— Denver Nuggets (@denvernuggets) June 14, 2014
Today, June 14th, The Denver Nuggets are working out 6 draft prospects. The players they will be working are James Young from Kentucky, Tyler Ennis from Syracuse, Casey Prather from Florida, Zach Lavine from UCLA, Clint Cappella from France, and Tarik Black from Kansas. All of these players could easily find themselves on the Nuggets roster, but some earlier than others.
Out of the 6 players the Nuggets are working out today, Zach Lavine, James Young, and Tyler Ennis are legitimate options with the number 11 pick. These players have been projected to be drafted close to where the Nuggets are drafting and it appears the Nugget shave some serious interest in them.
To me, the best player of this group is James Young. Young would be a great fit for the Nuggets. He is a true scorer who’s game is still developing. He is only 18 years old, and he averaged 14 point per game in his freshman year for the Wildcats. Young also has a nice jump shot that would be very valuable to the Nuggets. Ennis an Lavine are both intriguing options, but they just don’t fit well for Denver. With Ty Lawson and the possibility of Aaron Brooks retiring, adding another point-guard just isn’t the right move.
As for the rest of the players the Nuggets are working out today, none are first round prospects. Clint Cappella is a no name player from France who could give any team nice value in the second round. Casey Prather was excellent last season for the Gators, as he averaged 13 points per game. The remaining players are all going to be drafted in the second round, and the Nuggets are keeping tabs on them.
Out of this group, the best players is Casey Brather. Brather was a beast for Florda last year, and he could be an amazing get in the second round. He is a good 3 point shooter who could defiantly help the Nuggets bench out. While he isn’t a top prospect in this years draft, Brather could make an impact on any NBA team’s bench as soon as next season.