Hoops Nugs: Pre-Draft Hype Edition

By Chris Lauderback on May 28, 2008 at 7:00 am
Could O go late 2nd?

The list of invitees to this year's NBA Pre-Draft camp have been announced and both Jamar Butler and Othello Hunter will be in attendance.

The camp gets started today as both players look to capitalize on the eyes they opened in Portsmouth last month.

While Butler is absent from the 2.3 million mock drafts littering the internets, NBADraft.net has Seattle taking Hunter with the 50th pick.

Meanwhile, Kosta Koufos has been prepping for the draft in Las Vegas at Joe Abunassar's Impact Basketball training camp. The Plain Dealer reported Koufos has workouts scheduled with at least four teams including Miami, New York, New Jersey and Indiana. Miami and the Knicks make no sense because they have the #2 and #6 picks respectively.

The Nets (10th) and Pacers (11th) could be more viable options assuming Koufos puts on a good show. He'll need to in order to be selected that high as most mock drafts have him going in the mid to late first round. The same mock with Hunter going 51st has Koufos to the Sonics at #24 while MyNBADraft.com has him to the Raptors at #17. Draft Express says he'll be the 14th pick headed for Golden State.

The draft will be held June 26 at MSG.