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Hawes will face time crunch on draft decision

The NBA moved to shorten the time period between the predraft camp and the deadline to withdraw from the draft, and that could make decisions tough for players like Spencer Hawes, writes Andy Katz.

Originally Published: May 2, 2007
By Andy Katz | ESPN.com

The NBA shortened the individual team-workout window to roughly 12 days for underclassmen this spring, making the decision seemingly easier on the players (reducing expenses) and for the teams (shortening their workout schedules).

In years past, teams would work out players over the course of a month, driving costs up for those trying to retain their eligibility (the only thing the NBA can pay for is the draft camp), and flooding teams' workout facilities with a plethora of prospective draft ...

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