Former Arizona Wildcat Rawle Alkins' draft stock could be ascending, according to USA Today's Jason Jordan. Alkins has so far been projected to go in the second round of the June 21 draft.
Hearing more and more from sources that Rawle Alkins (@Iam_RawleAlkins) is ascending up in the draft.— Jason Jordan (@JayJayUSATODAY) June 12, 2018
He's completed pre-draft workouts with the Phoenix Suns (pick Nos. 1, 16, 31, 59), Sacramento Kings (2, 36), Minnesota Timberwolves (20, 48), Atlanta Hawks (3, 19, 30, 33), and most recently the Golden State Warriors (28).
The 6-foot-5, 220-pound guard will work out for the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday, per Yahoo Sports insider Jordan Schultz.
The Lakers will host a set of draft hopefuls alongside Alkins, including Brandon McCoy (UNLV), Kelan Martin (Butler), Jeffrey Carroll (Oklahoma State), Angel Delgado (Seton Hall) and Kendrick Nunn (Oakland).
Los Angeles currently owns two draft picks, including a first-rounder at No. 25 and No. 47 overall in the second round.
Alkins was in Oakland on Tuesday to work out with the Warriors on the same day the city hosted Golden State's championship parade.
The Warriors currently own only a first-round selection in this year's draft at No. 28, but should Alkins slide to the second round it'd be worth noting Golden State has bought their way into the draft more than once in recent years.
The Chicago Bulls took former Oregon standout Jordan Bell with the 38th overall pick in 2017, only to send him to Golden State for $3.5 million in cash considerations. The Warriors didn't own a pick heading into the draft that year.
It happened in 2016, too, when the Milwaukee Bucks took Patrick McCaw with the 38th pick and sent him to the Warriors for cash considerations after Golden State selected Damian Jones late in the first round.
If Alkins made a significant impression at Tuesday's workout, general manager Bob Myers has made it plenty clear he won't hesitate to make a move.
And while the workout was surely Alkins' main focus with just over a week until the draft, he was still able to catch some of the Warriors' championship celebration. He posted photos to his Instagram story from a rooftop overlooking the parade in downtown Oakland.
NBAdraft.net has compared Alkins to league players Lance Stephenson and Tyreke Evans, but still projects him to go sometime in the second round.
Alkins earned Pac-12 All-Conference Honorable Mention as a sophomore last season after averaging 13.1 points, 4.8 rebounds and 2.5 assists. He shined at the second day of this year's draft combine in May, registering 17 points, six rebounds and five blocks while shooting 7-for-11 from the field.