Blazers look at big men during 1st draft workout



PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Portland Trail Blazers opened draft workouts with a look at two big men, North Carolina’s Tyler Zeller and Meyers Leonard out of Illinois.

Zeller, at 7 feet and 250 pounds, is the more experienced of the two, having played all four years for the Tar Heels. Last season as the ACC Player of the Year, he averaged careers highs with 16.3 points, 9.6 rebounds and 1.53 blocks per game.

Leonard, at 7-foot-1 and 245 pounds, played two years at Illinois. Last season he averaged 13.6 points, 8.2 rebounds and 1.88 blocks.

Portland has the 11th spot in Wednesday night’s draft lottery in New York, which will determine the order teams will draft on June 28.