Despite a sprained ankle that limited him in front of his hometown teams in Los Angeles, former Arizona center Chance Comanche has showcased himself for eight NBA teams so far this spring.
Comanche's mother, Melissa McGee, said via text message Thursday that Comanche has already had seven workouts and also did an interview-only with the Clippers because he suffered a sprained ankle during a workout with the Lakers.
Comanche has also worked out for New York, Utah, Oklahoma City, Memphis, Toronto and Houston. McGee said Comanche's ankle has healed and that more workouts are possible before next Thursday's draft.
ICYMI, Walt Perrin, Utah's VP of player personnel, said last week that Comanche was able to shoot from 3-point range and showed long-term potential during his workout with the Jazz. (Perrin's comments start at the 5:47 mark of this video).
"Chance is an athletic big," Perrin said. "He did some things that we weren’t able to see at Arizona. Sean (Miller) kind of kept him closer to the basket. So he was in our workout to get outside to the NBA 3-point line and show us he could shoot that. He’s still a bit on the light side ... He’s gotta get a lot stronger. Intriguing, but I think he’s a ways away."
While Comanche isn't projected to be drafted next week, he is considered a prospect for one of the new two-way contracts that will pay between $76,000 and $279,000 depending on the amount of time spent in the NBA and D-League.
McGee said Comanche is "willing to work and grind in the D-League under a two-way contract if that is what is presented to him."
Zona Zealots earlier had some detail on what Comanche's been up to.
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