According to the all-knowing ESPN college hoops guru Andy Katz (you have to be an Insider to read the article and if you aren’t, well, then you’re probably an unloved outcast), White will not, in fact, be in Orlando.
Also, Eric Gordon was voted by the NBA teams as one of the 15 players who will only go through skills, strength, agility and medical testing. This means — perhaps only to the shock of the IU fans who soured on his play last season â€” that Gordon is basically a lock to go in the first 15 picks.
According to DraftExpress.net, in an article entitled Word on the Street (fourth note), D.J. White may have received a promise from the Detroit Pistons that they will pick him with the 29th pick in the first round of the NBA draft.
The article also says that White may not participate in the Orlando pre-draft camp this weekend — something we’ve heard but have not been able to confirm. If White does in fact skip out on the workouts, it means he’s received some sort of information that leads him to believe his draft status is secure.
Whether or not that information was an assurance from a team currently playing for the Eastern Conference Finals or simply the advice of his agent is something we’re trying to find out.