Originally posted on The Cardinal Connect  |  Last updated 5/23/14
Pete Cautilli | The Cardinal Connect With the 2014 NBA Draft just a little over a month away, the majority of the draft hopefuls have began working out with NBA teams to showcase their talent. Former Louisville star Russ Smith was a part of the Los Angeles mini combine on Thursday. [Clippers Mini-Combine Rosters] Smith had a solid showing at last week’s NBA combine. He held his own to say the least, but he didn’t exactly do anything to drastically improve his draft stock. He fell out of the mock-draft’s at NBADraft.net and DraftExpress.com. The Clippers were the only NBA team on hand this week to see Smith, but fortunately it appears that he made a very strong impression. I think this is what we’ll continue to see from Russ throughout the draft process. His physical attributes may not “wow” anyone, but when he’s in a game situation type setting, he’ll be able to showcase his talent. Regardless of where he gets drafted or if he has to sign a free agent contract, I think Russ will be...
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