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Suns Pre-Draft Workouts Day 8: Three First Round Prospects, Kaminsky Headlines

Three top twenty prospects were in attendance on day eight of the Suns pre-draft workouts.

Frank Kaminsky
Frank Kaminsky
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The day after his teammate Sam Dekker worked out for the Suns, Frank Kaminsky arrived at U.S. Airways Center. Unfortunately Kaminsky got hit above his left eye and had to get stitches forcing him to miss the 3-on-3. It is unclear what player he bumped heads with. Kaminsky was able to participate in the 3-on-two, two-on-one drills along with 1-on-1 before the injury. He also came back after getting stitches and participated in the shooting drills. Unfortunately he was not available for an interview.

However, Jeff Hornacek talked about Kaminsky's workout in his interview saying, "He showed that he's got great skills. He's a big man that can handle the ball, he can pass it, he can step back and shoot it, and from what we saw from the 3-on-2's and 2-on-1's he just knows how to play the game."

Kaminsky wasn't the only first round talent in todays workout. SF Kelly Oubre from Kansas and PF Trey Lyles from Kentucky, both top twenty prospects, were also in attendance today.

Frank Kaminsky

Kaminsky is one of the best offensive big men in the 2015 draft class. He has a great feel for the game and has a high basketball IQ. He was the best player in college basketball last year earning national player of the year honors. Kaminsky is a very skilled big man who can step out and shoot the three, is a very efficient passer, can drive to the basket, and is a capable post-up player with tremendous footwork. He turned into a good rebounder by his senior year averaging 8.2 rpg. He isn't a tremendous athlete making his transition defensively into the NBA his biggest question mark.

Trey Lyles

Lyles is an interesting prospect because he didn't get a lot of minutes during his freshman year because of Kentucky's loaded front court. He was even forced to play the SF position at times. On the offensive side he showed great footwork and the ability to score at the rim, 59.5%. He also has potential to become a good outside shooter. Hornacek said he shot well during the workout today. Lyles is also a smart passer and has the ability to drive past the opposition to the rim. On the defensive side his lack of explosiveness limit his ability to guard faster players and record a lot of blocked shots. His rebounding was good considering he spent a lot of time on the perimeter last year.

In his interview Trey Lyles talked about how the workout went and how he's becoming a more versatile player:

Kelly Oubre

Oubre has a lot of potential to be a very good player in the NBA but at this point he is still raw. He has great size for an NBA wing, registering a 7'2 wingspan. He is a good athlete who moves very fluidly. He has great form on his jump-shot and shoots at a good percentage. His jumper will continue to improve over time. Oubre has tremendous upside on the defensive end with his ability to stay in front of his opponent. On the offensive end he is very good in transition but struggles to score off the dribble in the half court. For a more in depth look at Kelly Oubre check out rollin j. mason's prospect profile on Kelly Oubre.

In Kelly Oubre's interview he talked about how the workout was, his skill set, and how he's working on elevating his game to the next level:

Name Position DX-100 Rank Height Weight Age PPG RPG APG FG% 3FG%
Frank Kaminsky PF 9 7'1 231 22 18.8 8.2 2.6 54.7 41.6
Trey Lyles PF 19 6'10 241 19 8.7 5.2 1.1 48.8 13.8
Daniel Mullings G Unranked 6'2 170 23 12.4 4.9 2.7 43.2 36.1
Kelly Oubre SF 17 6'6 202 19 9.3 5 0.8 44.4 35.8
Keifer Sykes PG 80 6'0 167 21 18.6 4.5 3.9 45.2 31.1
Greg Whittington SF Unranked 6'8 205 22 12.1(13gp) 7 2 45.1 30.9

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