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Wizards end fist week of workouts with Michael Kidd-Gilchrist and Austin Rivers

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The Wizards wrapped up their week of workouts with 6-foot-8 Kentucky forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, who worked out alone during an early morning session.

An hour later, the Wizards worked out 6-foot-5 Duke guard Austin Rivers, son of Boston Celtics coach Doc Rivers, 6-foot-7 Washington guard Terrence Ross, and 6-foot-8 guard Tomas Satoransky from the Czech Republic.

Kidd-Gilchrist is another projected lottery pick, along with two other players the Wizards worked out earlier this week – Thomas Robinson and Bradley Beal.

Kidd-Gilchrist,18, is the youngest player in the draft, and already has a friendship with fellow former Kentucky player, Wizards point guard John Wall.

“I know John well. He’s one of my best friends,” Kidd-Gilchrist said.

“If it happens [playing for the Wizards with Wall], it will be a dream come true.”

Ross described the workout as pretty hard, but one where you just had to push through.

“They had us coming off ball screens, spot-up shooting, attacking the basket, and one-on-one’s,” Ross said.

Ross has heard himself projected as a late first-rounder.

“It’s hard to say [where he’ll go]. All I know is you just have to go out there and compete, try to catch the coach’s eye, and do what you do best.”

Rivers also called his Wizards workout a tough one, but said it’s the best one he’s had so far.

“Overall, I shot the ball well, I attacked the basket really well, I was really confident,” said Rivers, who is well known for his confident attitude. 

“I think all the great players, most of the players in the NBA feel like they’re there for a reason, they feel like they can play better than anybody. I have watched guys like that and idolized them my whole life.”

The Wizards workouts will continue Monday when the team takes a look at Connecticut center Andre Drummond.

 

 

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