Corey Brewer thought he was going to spend a few days relaxing in his native Portland, Tenn., in the days leading up to his trip to the Phoenix before the NBA Draft.
Then, the phone rang.
“Phoenix wanted to fly me out for a workout Tuesday night,” Brewer said.
Brewer and teammate Joakim Noah worked out for the Suns on Tuesday. For Brewer, it was the last of an exhausting stretch of nine workouts.
Georgetown forward Jeff Green also competed in the workout, which included a one-on-one session between Green and Brewer. Both are considered the top two small forward prospects in the NBA Draft, though projections vary. Some have Brewer as the first power forward pick, fifth overall to the Celtics. Others have Green going fifth to the Celtics and Brewer either going to the Milwaukee Bucks at No. 6 or Minnesota Timberwolves at No. 7.
Brewer was mum about how he fared against Green, “I don’t know,” Brewer said. “I guess we’ll find out Thursday.”
Brewer also had to match up against former teammate Noah during the workout. “That was kind of strange,” Brewer said. “We had to go at each other. We’re both competitive people.”
The workouts created some speculation that Phoenix will trade up into the draft lottery, but no deals were imminent as of Wednesday night.