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Isaiah Briscoe working out for the Toronto Raptors today

Former Kentucky guard Isaiah Briscoe is in Canada today for a pre-draft workout with the Toronto Raptors. He’ll be trying to show out for the Raptors brass among the likes of North Carolina’s Justin Jackson, Florida State’s Xavier Rathan-Mayes (there’s a name from our past) and Illinois State’s MiKyle McIntosh, among others.

Toronto has only one pick in the draft, in the first round at No. 23, so it’s unlikely Briscoe is playing to convince the Raptors to draft him. But he could play his way into a summer league spot with the team and then work his way up from there.

Good luck to him.

Article written by Drew Franklin

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15 Comments for Isaiah Briscoe working out for the Toronto Raptors today

  1. bigblue09
    10:48 am May 23, 2017 Permalink

    You guys won’t believe this, but I think briscoe carried the ball on this play. Then went on to run over some poor defender and got a charge called on himself.

  2. GeraldFitch
    10:55 am May 23, 2017 Permalink

    He’s garbo. Washed up and out of the system in 3 yrs or less.

    • bigblue09
      11:02 am May 23, 2017 Permalink

      Loved his grit and hustle, but the dude just isn’t an NBA caliber player. Always out of control, running someone over or stepping on the baseline. His best bet would have been to stay at UK for 4 years, get a degree and try and make it in Europe somewhere after that.

    • blackmilk23
      7:52 pm May 23, 2017 Permalink

      If he’s not gonna make it in the NBA his best bet is to leave and make money now. Why waste valuable years in college if you are never gonna have a $20 Million deal?

      If you are going to jump from $700 k contracts all over Europe you want to get started asap.

      He can come back when he’s done as a grad assistant/coach and finish his degree.

  3. 8xchamp
    11:17 am May 23, 2017 Permalink

    Is it a d-league try out?

  4. Tony the Liger
    11:17 am May 23, 2017 Permalink

    Briscoe doesn’t want to talk about Kentucky anymore. Why we talking about him?

  5. Sentient Third Eye
    11:56 am May 23, 2017 Permalink

    Briscoe could conceivably work his way onto someone’s lineup as a reserve glue guy. He can play both guard positions, he’s a good defender, and he’s physical enough to penetrate in the league. He’ll never be a star or even a major player, but there are plenty of guys less-talented than Briscoe at the ends of benches. And at the end of an NBA bench is not a bad life to have, if you can get it.

    • bigblue09
      12:56 pm May 23, 2017 Permalink

      In all seriousness, name one player with less talent than briscoe in the NBA that isn’t over 6’11..I’ll wait

    • celf22
      1:08 pm May 23, 2017 Permalink

      James Young

    • ClutchCargo
      2:19 pm May 23, 2017 Permalink

      I really can’t think of any scenario where Briscoe would see minutes as an NBA shooting guard. You need to actually be able to shoot reliably to do that job.

      Also, there is no way James Young is less talented than Briscoe. Definitely lazier, but not less talented.

  6. bigblue09
    1:23 pm May 23, 2017 Permalink

    I’m gonna give 2 points for a solid answer because he is a helluva disappointment, but still twice the talent as briscoe.

    • Sentient Third Eye
      2:03 pm May 23, 2017 Permalink

      I can think of lots of guys I’d take Briscoe over. Justin Anderson, Ramon Sessions, Jeremy Lamb, KJ McDaniels, Fred VanFleet, Delon Wright, Wayne Selden, Wade Baldwin. etc.

    • Sentient Third Eye
      2:08 pm May 23, 2017 Permalink

      Briscoe’s way into the league will be in his versatility. He can be a # 3 PG, a # 3 SG and a # 3 SF (especially against a “small ball” lineup).

  7. blackmilk23
    7:49 pm May 23, 2017 Permalink

    He played like a solid backup PG in the combine. I can see someone taking a flyer on him and leaving him in the d-league to gain experience at PG.

    Kind of like the Grizz did with Harrison