7-0 Polish big man Maciej Lampe held a private audition for the Raptors and Heat at Hoops Gym on
Saturday morning. Insider got exclusive access to watch the workout. Trainer Tim
Grover ran the workout, with Heat coach Pat Riley, GM Randy Pfund and Raptors GM
Glen Grunwald in attendance.
Lampe shot the ball well, showed his impressive ball-handling skills and
ran the floor pretty well. Lampe lacks the explosive jumping ability of some of
the other top prospects, but a report that he couldn't dunk the ball off one
foot is ridiculous.
He went through a drill where he had to run to the free throw line, pick
up the ball and dunk it 10 times. He didn't have a problem. Toward the end of
the workout, Lampe did get winded, and he struggled to hit his NBA 3-pointers.
Lampe measured 7-feet with shoes and had a 7-foot wingspan.
After the workout, the feedback was very positive. Both teams liked his
sweet shooting stroke, ball handling skills and general feel for the game. While
neither team is expected to draft Lampe that high, source on both teams
confirmed later they believe he's a lock for the mid to late lottery.