Bobcats managing partner Michael Jordan was in town for Monday's second workouts of Gerald Henderson and Terrence Williams. Afterward, Jordan went out on the floor and put up some shots with the players. He's obviously taken more golf shots than basketball shots lately because he was wide left on one attempt, catching nothing but the floor on a 20-footer.
To my knowledge, this is the first workout this spring that Jordan has attended. That adds to the sense that the Bobcats are focused on shooting guards Henderson and Williams for the 12th pick Thursday night. Of course a trade, or both of them being gone among the first 11 picks, could change all that.
Henderson and Williams will both be in New Jersey Tuesday to give the Nets a second look. I'm told Jonny Flynn, Tyler Hansbrough and Brandon Jennings will also be part of that workout.
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I asked coach Larry Brown to contrast Henderson and Williams. I'll go into more detail in my story for the Observer (and this website), but here's the short version: Brown sees Henderson as a pure shooting guard with a lot of untapped potential. He sees Williams as a mult-position player (a little bigger and stronger, so he can play shooting guard or small forward) with the ballhandling and passing skills to be a point forward.
Brown made it clear he'd be happy to coach either one of them.