Nets to work out Dieng, who “won’t get past them,” others at final draft workout Wednesday

The Brooklyn Nets have announced that they will hold their final draft workout tomorrow at the PNY Center in East Rutherford, NJ. Among the prospects to be worked out are C – Gorgui Dieng (Louisville), SF – Deshaun Thomas (Ohio St.), PG – Durand Scott (Miami), SF – Demetrius Conger (St. Bonaventure), C/PF – A.J. Matthews (Farmingdale St.), and PG – Gio Fontan (USC).

Dieng — who is seen as a lock for the first round — is a 6’11” center who would be able to provide some insurance if Brook Lopez is ever forced to miss action with his ailing foot. He could also provide the interior defense that the Nets lacked from their bench last season. You can see a full analysis of Dieng from Draft Express here.

Earlier today, CBS Sports college basketball analyst Jon Rothstein tweeted that Dieng can go anywhere from pick 12 to pick 22 (the Nets’ pick):

This could indicate that if Dieng falls to the Nets at 22, they will pick him.

As for the other prospects being worked out, many see Ohio State’s Deshaun Thomas as a second rounder. The 6’7″ junior small forward averaged 19.8 points per game for the Buckeyes last season. He has the ability to create his own shot, knock down a three-pointer, and play solid defense. Of Thomas, Rothstein tweets:

You can view DraftExpress’s profile of Thomas here.