Karl Anthony-Towns, the presumed top overall pick in this year's draft, has reportedly lined up interviews with the Minnesota Timberwolves and Los Angeles Lakers, but he won't work out for either team.
"Projected No. 1 draft pick Karl-Anthony Towns will interview with the top two teams in the NBA Draft lottery — the Minnesota Timberwolves and Los Angeles Lakers — but won’t workout for any teams, sources told SNY.tv. The Timberwolves own the No. 1 pick in the June 25 NBA Draft and have the right to select the 6-foot-11 Towns or 6-11 Duke big man Jahlil Okafor with the No. 1 pick. The Lakers pick second. DraftExpress.com projects that Towns, who is repped by Leon Rose of CAA, will go No. 1 to the Wolves."
Working out can only hurt Anthony-Towns' stock, so refusing to do so only makes sense. It's also normal for a player in his position, and not much should be made of it. He's really good, and will likely dominate the league for the next several years, regardless of who picks him.