(For those of you in the Twitter brood, you've probably heard a lot of this. If you are in the Twitter brood but haven't heard this, why aren't you following @Mac_Diego?!?!)
In case you haven't heard, yesterday Marshon Brooks said that he isn't coming to his workout in Utah. He said that the team just didn't seem that interested, and he didn't really want to waste his time. Apparently he was invited to a call-back with the Knicks on the 20th, and I would speculate that he saw the call-back as more valuable than a "not-that-interested" team. A lot of these workouts are agent-driven, so I could see that maybe the agent pushed Utah for a workout and they just weren't that into him. Considering that he was considered a 2nd rounder a couple of weeks ago, I can't blame him for taking a callback for a team with the 17th pick.
I have to say, Brooks sounded genuinely sincere. He didn't come across as someone who didn't want to be in Utah (like we've heard from some of the players). In fact, when several of the Utah fans expressed disappointment that the Jazz didn't seem interested, Brooks said "Don't give up." Not only is Brooks a great talent, but he seems like a genuinely cool dude. But if it's true that the Jazz are just not that interested, it really baffles me. He seems to totally fill a need on the wing. He's an amazing scorer, can create his own shot, and has an elite (and that might be an understatement) physical profile. In fact, he seems to be everything that we always wanted CJ Miles to be. Marshon's cancellation would also mean that our only SG workout so far is Jackson Emery. Perhaps you could possible throw Kawhi Leonard in the SG mix. Anyway, I don't get it. The other possibility, which I like a lot more, is that the Jazz really do like him and are just sand-bagging. We all know the Jazz are extremely hush-hush on everything they do, so perhaps they are letting other teams think they are not interested.
The other workout is that Chris Singleton said that he does have a workout scheduled with Utah, but he couldn't say the date. Singleton said that he played AAU ball in Georgia with Derrick Favors and would love to team up with him in the NBA. Singleton said that if he did come to the Jazz, he would "push the crap out of [Favors]."
None of this stuff is hearsay. It all came first hand from the players themselves (yes, social media is a very awesome tool).