Today in tracking the draft Cats: Bam Adebayo is in Milwaukee to work out for the Bucks, who have the 17th and 48th picks in the NBA Draft. Bam will work out alongside Antone Warren (Antelope Valley), Hassan Martin (Rhode Island), Sebastian Saiz (Ole Miss), Jack Gibbs (Davidson), and Dallas Moore (North Florida). On Monday, Bam worked out for the Bulls, who have the 16th pick, and yesterday, John Calipari told reporters that everyone who’s seen Bam work out recently has been “stunned” by how well the big man is shooting the ball.
“Right now, everybody is stunned at how Bam shoots the ball. I must have had 10 calls. Like, ‘I didn’t realize he shot the ball this way.’ But they also didn’t realize Karl shot the ball that way and you also didn’t realize that Anthony (Davis) shot the ball the way he does. And so, you would think following this thing how we do it, they all have to share, they all have to give up something to each other to be able to do what they’re doing here.”
“That’s why I look at this stuff and say, like, ‘Bam, I can’t believe he —’ well, you could if you were here watching this stuff. He’s doing it, and he’s been exciting people.”
Other Cats working out today:
- Malik Monk: Philadelphia 76ers (3rd, 36th, 39th, 46th, 50th picks)
- Derek Willis: Detroit Pistons (12th pick)
De’Aaron Fox worked out for the Lakers yesterday and will work out for the 76ers this weekend.
By the way, if you ever wonder what these guys do in their downtime between workouts, the answer for Bam is playing with a fidget spinner:
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