Injuries Hamper Lottery Prospects

       Over the weekend, two guards with lottery pottery remained on the bench for team workouts due to various injuries suffered. Alec Burks, our top shooting guard prospect, "dislocated" his shoulder running off a screen in Milwaukee and missed his workout with Charlotte the next day. Although later on, after the workout, the shoulder injury was revealed as just a bruise and it's highly unlikely that Burks' stock will fall by any means because of his injury. He could go as early as No. 5 to Washington or as low as No. 10 to Milwaukee. Before his injury, we've heard from one team source that the Bucks loved Burks' ability to score the basketball off the dribble and should be a complement to the two franchise cornerstones right now- Brandon Jennings and Andrew Bogut.

        Marshon Brooks, a rising prospect due to his unique scoring and slashing abilities and our No. 3 ranked shooting guard, sprained his ankle in New York. Brooks has suffered quite a few ankle injuries during his playing days at Providence, playing limited minutes during the second half of his junior season due to a nagging sprain, but we're told that Brooks insists that his health is good and he will continue his workouts this week.

        Burks and Brooks joined Boston College's Reggie Jackson (minor knee surgery) as first-round prospects to sit on the sideline during this 2011 draft process.

By President Corey Ruff - 6-6-11