Atlanta Hawks Want Kyle Anderson Back for 2nd Workout
WEST ORANGE, N.J. — Kyle Anderson’s workout with the Atlanta Hawks went well enough that they want him back for a second showing, his father told SNY.tv Saturday.
The 6-foot-9 New Jersey native and former UCLA star worked out for Atlanta on Thursday and he will go back again, although no date has been set.
The Hawks pick at No. 15 in the June 26 NBA Draft.
“It went really well,” Anderson told SNY.tv. “I think I played as well as I could and I enjoyed it.”
The former St. Anthony star was on hand Saturday to support the Mary Kline Classic, which raised $31,000 this year for cancer research. He judged the Dunk Contest, which was won by 2015 guard Unique McLean.
Anderson averaged 14.6 points, 8.8 rebounds and 6.5 assists for the Bruins, and has been compared to Magic Johnson by Hall of Fame St. Anthony coach Bob Hurley.
Anderson works out for the Boston Celtics on Tuesday. After that he has Toronto Thursday, Oklahoma City Saturday, Phoenix June 9, Miami June 11, Utah June 13, Minnesota June 14, Chicago June 16, Charlotte June 18 and Memphis June 20.
“I’m just trying to show them that I can play,” he said. “Nothing too crazy, just show them that I can play. Just playing my game, do what I always do.” Follow Adam Zagoria on TwitterAnd like ZAGS on Facebook
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