With the NBA Draft just a few weeks away, teams not named the Cavaliers or Warriors are in full-on scouting mode. Individual and group workouts have already begun for most teams, and players are doing their best to improve their draft stock.
One of the more interesting story-lines during pre-Draft workouts are players trying as much as they can to control which team drafts them. It’s not uncommon for guys to refuse to work out for specific teams, and sometimes you even hear stories of players tanking workouts to try and discourage a specific team from taking them. While players won’t actively come out and admit to doing so, sometimes you see a workout and wonder whether or not a player is putting in max effort.
Such is the case with this short clip from Justise Winslow’s workout with the Denver Nuggets earlier today. Winslow doesn’t even come close on a single mid-range jumper throughout the entire clip and he actually looks pretty lethargic running back and forth.
So, is Winslow that bad of a shooter, or is he actively tanking his Denver workout?