Multiple outlets are reporting that Syracuse guard Dion Waiters has shut down all predraft workouts and interviews, which usually happens when a prospect has a promise from a team to take him.
Waiters is a fast-rising prospect whom many see as perhaps the best scorer in the class, and Alex Kennedy of HoopsWorld.com reports that league sources speculate that the Toronto Raptors have given Waiters a promise at No. 8. (Of course, on Wednesday there was a report that Toronto is shopping that pick.)
Chad Ford of ESPN.com seconds the Raptors and adds two other possibilities:
Lots of teams buzzing about a Dion Waiters promise. Teams say he's canceled all upcoming workouts. Blazers, Raptors, Suns all suspects—
Chad Ford (@chadfordinsider) June 07, 2012
The Trail Blazers have the sixth and 11th overall picks, while the Suns are at No. 13.