Wolves get look at Nik Stauskas, Doug McDermott at workout in Chicago
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With the NBA draft a week away, the Minnesota Timberwolves are starting to finalize their draft plans and narrow down their options.
A contingent from the Wolves, which included president of basketball operations Flip Saunders, was in Chicago this week to watch a workout that included likely lottery picks Nik Stauskas and Doug McDermott, sources confirmed to 1500ESPN.com.
The Golden State Warriors, Sacramento Kings and Denver Nuggets were also represented at the workout, according to ESPN's Chad Ford.
Kings, Nuggets, Wolves, Warriors all watched Doug McDermott and Nik Staukas workout in Chicago yesterday— Chad Ford (@chadfordinsider) June 19, 2014
Stauskas and McDermott both have the same agent, Mark Bartelstein, and have been training together throughout the last few months.
Stauskas, one of the better perimeter shooters in this year's draft class, is a highly plausible option for the Wolves. The 20-year-old guard, who played two years at Michigan, has been a popular pick at No. 13 among draft analysts.
McDermott's collegiate feats are well documented as he finished off his four-year career at Creighton with the fifth-most career points in NCAA history. Landing the slick shooting swingman might be a stretch for the Wolves since McDermott has been widely projected as a top-10 pick.
However, if McDermott stands as an attainable option, the Wolves appear to be interested. Via sources close to the team, 1500ESPN.com contributor Darren Wolfson said the Wolves were impressed by McDermott's workout and remain big fans of the 22-year-old prospect.