Callback audition for Lillard adds some intrigue
The due diligence continues for the Raptors, who are zeroing on a group of potential picks in Thursday’s NBA draft.
First reported by NBA.com’s Scott Howard-Cooper and confirmed by independent sources, the Raptors had Weber State point guard Damian Lillard in for a second, clandestine workout at the Air Canada Centre on Tuesday.
That may mean everything, it may mean nothing as the rumbles around the draft grow louder.
There is every chance Lillard may be gone by the time Toronto makes its No. 8 selection – there are those who think Portland will snap him up at No. 6 – but he is seen as the best point guard in the draft and with veteran Jose Calderon about to enter the final year of his contract, a succession plan may be in order.
It might take a move up in order for the Raptors to get him but with all the trade talk swirling, anything is possible.
Lillard, according to sources, was the only player on Toronto's short list of draft possibilities to get a callback workout.