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NBA Draft 2011: Chris Singleton On Denver Nuggets' Radar

The Denver Nuggets continued to bring in more prospects for predraft workouts before the big day on June 23. The headliner on Friday was Florida State's Chris Singleton. Other participants, reports the Denver Post, included Colorado State's Andy Ogide, Georgia's Travis Leslie, Texas' Cory Joseph, Kansas State's Jacob Pullen and North Carolina's Will Graves.

Singleton, the 2010-11 ACC Defensive Player of the Year, is a 6-foot-9 forward who averaged 13.1 points, 6.8 rebounds, 2 steals and 1.5 steals last season. The Nuggets could use a powerful defensive player with the possible departures of Kenyon Martin and Nene. 

But just as with many of the other players the Nuggets have brought in recently, there are questions as to whether Singleton will be available at No. 22. In Chad Ford's latest ESPN Insider mock draft, Singleton is a lottery selection at No. 12 to the Utah Jazz. SB Nation's Tom Ziller projects him as the last pick in the lottery at No. 14 to the Houston Rockets.

Unless the Nuggets are willing to make a trade to get a player like Singleton, they may just sit at No. 22. Other players the Nuggets have brought in for workouts include Texas' Jordan Hamilton, Morehead State's Kenneth Faried, Tennessee's Tobias Harris and Washington State's Klay Thompson.