Michigan’s Tim Hardaway Jr. headlines Wednesday’s pre-draft workout for Sacramento Kings

The son of a former NBA great will audition before the Sacramento Kings tomorrow.  The team announced today that Tim Hardaway Jr. will headline a six-man workout to be held at the Kings practice facility on Wednesday.  The 6-6 guard is projected as a late first-round pick according to the latest mock draft from ESPN.com’s Chad Ford.

The Kings will also take another look at New Mexico swingman Tony Snell.  The smooth-shooting forward returns to Sacramento for another workout after auditioning for the Kings just 10 days ago.  Snell could be a possibility for the Kings in the second round with the No. 36 pick.

Below is the list of participants.

Tim Hardaway Jr.

  • Age: 21
  • Position: Guard
  • College: Michigan
  • Height: 6-6
  • Weight: 205 lbs.
  • Chad Ford’s Top 100: 29
  • Quick Breakdown: Scorer who can get his shot off the dribble.  Solid passer who can see the floor well with his size.  Must improve his shot selection and handle.

Ra’Shad James


  • Position: Guard
  • College: Northwood
  • Height: 6-1
  • Weight: 197 lbs.
  • Chad Ford’s Top 100: Unranked
  • Quick Breakdown: Incredibly athletic and uses his strength to his advantage.  Played only at the Division II level, but won NAIA player of the year.

Trent Lockett


  • Age: 22
  • Position: Guard
  • College: Marquette
  • Height: 6-5
  • Weight: 210 lbs.
  • Chad Ford’s Top 100: Unranked
  • Quick Breakdown: Strong, athletic guard.  Explosive and is a slasher that isn’t afraid to attack the rim.  Must become more consistent with his jump shot.

Tony Snell


  • Age: 21
  • Position: Forward
  • College: New Mexico
  • Height: 6-7
  • Weight: 198 lbs.
  • Chad Ford’s Top 100: 33
  • Quick Breakdown:  Athletic wing that has a pretty jump shot.  Must get stronger and improve ball handling.

Chase Tapley

  • Age: 22
  • Position: Guard
  • College: San Diego State
  • Height: 6-2
  • Weight: 203 lbs.
  • Chad Ford’s Top 100: Unranked
  • Quick Breakdown: Local product out of Sacramento High.  Decent shooter, but is a bit of a tweener.  Length could him as a defender at the next level.

Rodney Williams

  • Age: 21
  • Position: Forward
  • College: Minnesota
  • Height: 6-6
  • Weight: 204 lbs.
  • Chad Ford’s Top 100: 80
  • Quick Breakdown: Top-level athlete that’s becoming a better shooter.  Has the tools to be a great defender in the NBA.  Must improve basketball IQ and develop his offensive repertoire.



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