NBA Draft 2011: Jimmer Fredette and 5 Players with Most to Prove in Workouts

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NBA Draft 2011: Jimmer Fredette and 5 Players with Most to Prove in Workouts
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NBA draft workouts. Some people love them, others hate them. Have an outstanding workout and teams can fall in love. Just ask Penny Hardaway, whose workout was so incredible, it caused the Orlando Magic to trade their number one pick of Chris Webber just to snatch him up. Probably not the best decision for the Magic in the long run, but one of the best examples of how vital a great workout can be for a player's draft position.

With the NBA draft now less than one month away, teams are now bringing in potential draftees for their own personal viewing. Sometimes, it's a one-on-one workout, sometimes it's with players at the same position, and other times it's against a chair. Be careful of those chairs, they play some tough defense. Just ask Yi Jianlian.

Obviously, there are players who have more to prove than others. Kyrie Irving, on one hand, simply needs to show that his toe is still attached to his foot. On the opposite end of the spectrum, guys are trying to dispel misconceptions about their game.

My friend, Jimmer, here, is probably the best example, and we'll get to him in a minute. There are actually a handful of prospects coming into workouts with as much, if not more, to prove than Mr. Fredette.

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