Two Washington Huskies were working out for the Trail Blazers on Wednesday. So naturally, the discussion turned toward a man who has been...
TUALATIN, Ore. — Two Washington Huskies were working out for the Trail Blazers on Wednesday. So naturally, the discussion turned toward a man who has been both a Blazer and a Husky.
Reports about Brandon Roy planning a full-fledged comeback to the NBA have been popping up lately, and Tony Wroten isn’t about to deny that possibility.
Wroten and Roy are products of Garfield High School in Seattle.
Wroten, who decided to turn pro after averaging 16 points as a freshman last season at Washington, said he has been working out with Roy and that “you can’t even tell he hurt his knee,” adding that Roy might even be better than before.
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In the meantime, Wroten wouldn’t mind if he got his own chance at wearing a Blazers jersey.
The 6-foot-6 guard said he “loved Portland” as it’s close to home and feels similar to Seattle.
However, the chances of him landing in Portland don’t appear great given the picks the Blazers own right now.
Wroten’s stock has dropped in recent weeks as most mock drafts have him going in the late first round to the early second round (Portland owns picks 6, 11, 40 and 41).
However, he dismissed the plummeting perception of his game, saying “it is what it is. The people who say my stock is dropping — they don’t draft me. I’m just going to play my game and let it handle itself.”
Joining Wroten at the Blazers practice facility was 6-6 guard and fellow Husky Terrence Ross, a Portland native.
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