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Felton has worked out for New York, Toronto, New Orleans, the Los Angeles Lakers and the Clippers. His final workout will be with Utah this week.
Point-guard plethora
Raleigh News & Observer

Bobcats coach-general manager Bernie Bickerstaff likes Felton's potential. He compared him to San Antonio Spurs guard Tony Parker when Parker entered the NBA. "Felton needs to slow down just a little," Bickerstaff said. "If you remember, Parker, when he came into the league" had to learn about changing speeds.
Portland's pick key for Bobcats
Charlotte Observer

Felton thought he made a convincing argument for the Bobcats to take him. The Bobcats will draft No. 5 with the first of two first-round picks and seem interested in point guards. Felton is hearing from NBA personnel in his tryouts and from his agent who is talking with others around the league that he shouldn't last beyond the No. 7 pick.
Bobcats put Felton through workout
Winston-Salem Journal

North Carolina shooting guard Rashad McCants strained his left hamstring 45 minutes into an hour workout for the Charlotte Bobcats on Monday morning.
McCants cuts short another workout
Raleigh News & Observer

Rashad McCants has a tattoo on the inside of his right arm, the word "Lucky" in script. The tattoo was new, he said, the word an old nickname of his. Did he feel lucky? "Not right now," he said Monday.
McCants on radar despite hard luck
Durham Herald-Sun

With four prospects at the Bobcats Basketball Center in one morning, it was the biggest workout the basketball operations staff had hosted this year – and the biggest names. Raymond Felton and Rashad McCants of the NCAA Champion North Carolina Tar Heels ran drills alongside Illinois' Deron Williams and North Carolina State's Julius Hodge.
Post-workout Q&As with Felton, McCants

"Going through this process for the first time can be very nerve-racking for anyone, no matter who it is," Bucks general manager Larry Harris said after the workout Sunday, but added: "What you got to see is a guy with a lot of talent, a lot of up side."
Nervous Williams still impresses Bucks

Marvin Williams says he had never tried out for a basketball team, at least not that he could remember. But here he was Sunday, on his 19th birthday, auditioning for the Milwaukee Bucks, hoping to be the first pick in the NBA draft.
Williams auditions to be the No. 1 pick

He's considered a sure thing for the first round, where draftees receive guaranteed three-year contracts. He's also a borderline lottery pick who could wind up playing just a few hours down the road from Chapel Hill.
Intrigue mounts for UNC's Sean May as draft day approaches
Greensboro News & Record

The owners will have won several key concessions from the players, if the current proposal is agreed upon, according to sources on both sides. .... A 19-year-old age limit would be implemented. Players who are not 19 by draft night would be ineligible to declare. Under current rules, American players are eligible for the draft the year their high school class graduates. Foreign players must be 18 by draft night.
NBA close to agreeing on age limit

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