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NBA Draft 2011: Walker and Five Others Work Out for Kings

Kemba Walker highlighted a six-player workout at the Sacramento Kings practice facility today.  The UConn guard, along with Nikola Vucevic (USC), Justin Hurtt (Tulsa), Matthew Bryan-Amaning (Washington), DeAngelo Casto (Washington State) and Jordan Williams (Maryland),  participated in drills and a scrimmage run by Kings staff.  Both Kings co-owners Joe & Gavin Maloof watched the workout.

"It's definitely a grind," Walker said of the predraft process. "But you know, I can't really complain because I haven't really had a lot of workouts compared to a lot of guys.

"I'm talking to some guys and they tell me they have six more workouts left and the draft is next week," he added. "That's a rough schedule so I can't complain at all."

Walker projects to go anywhere from no. 3 to the Utah Jazz, no. 5 to the Toronto Raptors or no. 7 to the Kings.  Meanwhile, Vucevic sits on the first-round bubble.

"I think teams on the west coast like USC - we're not like a huge basketball school so we don't get that much media and all the stuff around us," Vucevic said of proving his talents to NBA evaluators. "So people didn't really know about me and I knew that I was better than what people gave me credit for.  I knew that if I prepared well for this process and go do my job in these workouts I knew I could rise up (the draft board)."

Kemba Walker

Nikola Vucevic