One of the Duke alums in the NBA who is expected to have a break out season is Kinston, N.C. native Brandon Ingram. Last night, Ingram tossed in 31 points to go with 9 rebounds as the Los Angeles Lakers took down the Sacramento Kings.
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If you follow the Blue Devil Nation twitter feed, you realize that Grayson Allen is drawing the attention of many NBA teams, Today, Allen worked out with the Boston Celtics and there is a video with his response below.
Allen was naturally questioned about Jayson Tatum who he played alongside one year of his Duke career --
“He’s incredible, man. When he first came into Duke in the summer, when we were playing small games - one-on-one, two-on-two, three-on-three - he would kill people,” said Allen. “Like, if he gets in space, and that jump shot starts going down, he’s taking shots you want him to take, but it’s going in.
Celtics director of player personnel Austin Ainge called Allen a “great shooter” who “scored a lot of big baskets.” He said the team is not worried about the concerns surrounding his character. Ainge said he spoke with Celtics forwards Jayson Tatum and Semi Ojeleye — who both overlapped with Allen — and the players had nothing but positive remarks. Ainge also spoke with former Duke basketball guard Nick Pagliuca (son of Celtics co-owner Steve Pagliuca).
Allen most recently is linked to the Golden State Warriors via the latest NBA mock draft. The four-year Duke player has also had good workouts with the Utah Jazz and others.
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Former Duke standout Grayson Allen worked out for the Los Angeles Lakers today. He talks of his game, the workouts, Lakers and Brandon Ingram. Allen is just starting his workouts and has only worked out for the Lakers and New Jersey Nets to date.