Anfernee Simons had a pre-draft workout with the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday and according to one NBA insider, it went very well, apparently.
Kevin O’Connor of The Ringer said Simons had a good day with Cleveland.
Anfernee Simons is getting some first round buzz: The Blazers and Lakers are interested in the late first, per sources. Heard Simons also impressed at a workout on Wednesday with the Cavs. Simons is raw but projects as an athletic scoring guard with size: https://t.co/MMsjLxHu0W
— Kevin O'Connor (@KevinOConnorNBA) June 15, 2018
Cleveland owns the eighth overall selection the draft.
Simons, a 6-foot-5 combo guard who played at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla., was slated to attend the University of Louisville before the Cardinals’ program was penalized for its 2015 sex scandal.
He is the first American player to bypass the draft since the NBA put in its current age-restriction rules in 2005.
Simons is considered by most draft gurus as a mid-to-late first-round pick, meaning he will most likely not be in play for the Cavaliers at No. 8. However, a plethora of trades go down before, during and after the draft, so anything and everyone are in play.