Howard-Cooper: Several Teams 'Convinced' Blazers Will Draft Caldwell-Pope
An interesting little line item from NBA.com's Scott Howard-Cooper in his recently updated mock draft
. According to Howard-Cooper, at least a couple of NBA teams think the Trail Blazers are going to take Georgia guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope.
Several teams are convinced this is the Portland call in the attempt to add depth as one of the final steps to a playoff push. Caldwell-Pope is an offensive threat who has spent two seasons in a system that created a lot of shooting opportunities for him.
Caldwell-Pope participated in a group workout
at the team's practice facility on June 3, a workout which team owner Paul Allen did attend
. He is currently listed at No. 13 on Chad Ford's "Big Board"
, though Ford has the 6-5 guard going to Minnesota with the No. 9 pick
in his most recent mock draft. And for what it's worth, Mike Rice has Portland taking KCP
in his mock draft.