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Luke Babbitt working out for the Jazz 6/6

6-9 SF Luke Babbitt will be working out for the Jazz on Sunday 6/6 along with Al-Farouq Aminu, Gordon Hayward, Xavier Henry, Damion James and Ryan Thompson.

Unlike Greg Monroe, Babbitt isn't afraid to compete against fellow prospects at his position.

Also, note the inclusion of Ryan Thompson with all of those solid first rounders. I'll say it again. The internet mocks have been wrong to project Ryan Thompson undrafted. The NBA people like him. The guy is an extremely skilled and very talented SG/PG at 6-6 220. He can shoot. He can handle. He can drive. He can pass. He plays tough D. If you can't see his talent, you don't know talent. Expect Thompson to be a late 1st/early 2nd round pick.


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I was a little shocked to see

I was a little shocked to see Thompson included with this workout. Sure you can say it is a good thing for him. He is competing against guys that have been projected to be first round picks since the draft process started. However, I don't think this guarantees that he will be a first round pick or even an early second round pick. It is very possible that the Jazz couldn't get another guy in (example Paul George) and Thompson may have been a last second add to the workout. We just don't know.

All in all, it is a great opportunity for him. Looks like he is just continuing to make his rounds, I show that he has worked out for, or is scheduled to work out for, nine teams so far. I'm sure before the process is over, he will have worked out for 12-15 teams.

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Im sure Ryan Thompson will be

Im sure Ryan Thompson will be drafted, i have him as a 2nd rounder in my mock.

1st round? keep dreaming

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Well, this workout will tell

Well, this workout will tell all then. If he does well against Aminu, Babbitt, and Henry then he will be drafted probably mid second round, if he does not then unless he does extremely well in other workouts then I hate to break it to you but he might undrafted. So I am not putting him in my mock draft until I see the results from this workout.

"Unlike Monroe, Babbitt isn't afraid to compete against fellow prospects at his same position" This is not why Monroe decided to de a solo workout read the article and you will see why don't just assume. The workout was actually very good, so we could end up trading up in the draft if it turns out that he is the guy we want.

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I have this ranked as the

I have this ranked as the most important workout of the pre-draft process.It should dictate alot of things.For example.

If Henry is dominate,Hayward is average, Babbitt is average, and Aminu is horrible Aminus stock will drop and Henry's will rise.

If everyone is good stocks should not change.

Etc etc etc.

I personally believe we may see Babitt standout, Aminu at a close second, and Hayward and Henry come with good performances but not at the level of Babitt.

Should be very interesting I'm definitely going to update my Mock Draft after this workout.

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Wonder if the jazz will bring in George later

Why isn't george there, would have liked to compare all of them.

I'll bet aminu is trying to establish a bottom.

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Aminu could slip pretty low

Aminu could slip pretty low if he doesnt come with his A game I think he's trying to establish a pick thx to the Babbitt to Clippers talk going around.

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I'd be really surprised...

If we didn't see George come in for a workout sometime between now and the draft. Maybe the scheduling didn't work out for him this time around.

Monroe doesn't strike me as the type that would be afraid to work out against anyone. There were probably other reasons for him coming in solo.

I'm hoping Babbitt shows really well, and Hayward and Henry aren't as impressive. I just think he's a much better player then the other two guys. I don't see the Jazz drafting Aminu, because his style of game and the Jazz offense don't really mesh that well. Also, like a Kirilenko (or a Ronnie Brewer) he's not a very good perimeter shooter.

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I'd be really surprised...

If we didn't see George come in for a workout sometime between now and the draft. Maybe the scheduling didn't work out for him this time around.

Monroe doesn't strike me as the type that would be afraid to work out against anyone. There were probably other reasons for him coming in solo.

I'm hoping Babbitt shows really, and Hayward and Henry aren't as impressive. I just think he's a much better player then the other two guys. I don't see the Jazz drafting Aminu, because his style of game and the Jazz offense don't really mesh that well. Also, like a Kirilenko (or a Ronnie Brewer) he's not a very good perimeter shooter.

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sorry for the double post...

i have a computer from the DARK AGES...it freezes up sometimes and you never know if your initial post goes through...

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Work outs

Some of you sound like you have access to reports on how the players perform during their workouts, if so I would appreciate you letting us know where to look to find that info out. Thanks.
I know a little info comes out thru a brief sports news clip or something like that but if anyone knows where to get more detailed info on these workouts and how the players performed and compared please let us know.

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Henry will be a good SG in the NBA, but the Jazz need more height and strength even if it's at the SF position.

I think George has a promise from the Clippers at #8.

If Monroe's drops, the Jazz will probably take him at #9.

If Monroe's gone, the Jazz will take Babbitt at #9 whose skill set, body strength and deceptive quickness remind of a young Paul Pierce.

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Babbitt vs. Hayward

Luke Babbitt is superior to Gordon Hayward in all aspects of the game: shooting, ball handling, driving, transition, 3-point, face up, post up, 1/2 court, creates own shot, creates for teammates, bball IQ etc. Babbitt also has the superior physical dimensions and athleticism. After watching both players in action, it's easy to see why NBA people have Babbitt ranked higher.

CLASS
Hayward: sophmore
Babbitt: sophmore

PPG
Hayward: 15.5
Babbitt: 21.9

RPG
Hayward: 8.2
Babbitt: 8.9

APG
Hayward: 1.7
Babbitt: 2.1

FG%
Hayward: 46.4%
Babbitt: 50.0%

FT%
Hayward: 82.9%
Babbitt: 91.7%

3FG%
Hayward: 29.4%
Babbitt: 41.6%

HEIGHT
Hayward: 6-6 3/4 without shoes, 6-8 with shoes
Babbitt: 6-7 1/2 without shoes, 6-8 3/4 with shoes

WEIGHT
Hayward: 211 lbs.
Babbitt: 218 lbs.

WINGSPAN
Hayward: 6-7 3/4
Babbitt: 6-11 1/4

VERTICAL LEAP
Hayward: 34.5 inches
Babbitt: 37.5 inches

BENCH PRESS (strength)
Hayward: 10 reps
Babbitt: 15 reps

AGILITY (lower score is more agile)
Hayward: 11.73
Babbitt: 10.98

There is no question which player is better.
It's Babbitt.

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Babbit did play in a weaker

Babbit did play in a weaker conference though, but that is interesting, did Hayward really do nothing better than Babbit lol

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