Just about every NBA team will have scouts in Treviso, Italy, this weekend for Reebok Eurocamp, where the top international 2011 NBA Draft prospects will land to show their skills and make their case for American glory. But a few teams are already in Europe scouting the final throes of the continent's various domestic league seasons; a few of the most notorious prospects are holding workouts or meetings with visiting suitors. As the list of names at each game or workout spreads, hints about what could happen in the draft begin to spread.
The news, via Bullets Forever, that the Washington Wizards watched Czech forward Jan Vesely in Serbian league action on Wednesday but will not visit Congolese enigma Bismack Biyombo's workout Thursday, then takes import. DraftExpress' Jonathan Givony reported both items via Twitter, noting that the Toronto Raptors (who pick No. 5, one before the Wiz) and the Utah Jazz (who pick No. 3 and No. 12) were also in attendance for Vesely's game. Those two teams plus the Detroit Pistons (No. 8), Charlotte Bobcats (No. 9) and Golden State Warriors (No. 11) will attend Biyombo's workout, per Givony.
The Wizards have been said to be high on Vesely, an athletic 6'11 forward who plays for Partizan Belgrade, who on Wednesday won the Serbian title. (Vesely had 18 points.) Biyombo had also been considered a possibility there at No. 6; that Washington won't make a stop in Spain to check him out deflates the idea the Wizards will roll the dice with the big man.
That the Sacramento Kings (No. 7) and Milwaukee Bucks (No. 10) are also not mentioned in either the Vesely or Biyombo report leads one to believe those prospects are off the table, unless the teams feel they have enough info about each. Vesely has previously said he won't visit the United States to work out for teams privately; he's planning on combine-style workout in New York a week before the draft.