Cooper Gets Final Workout With Cleveland

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Matthew Doyle

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Updated Tue, Jun 25, 2013 8:51 pm
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D.J. Cooper confirmed Tuesday that he will be working out with the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday, June 26, one day before the 2013 NBA Draft. This will be the fifth and final workout for the former Ohio point guard.

 

His agent said that the last minute addition to his workout schedule was “based on his rising draft stock.”

 

Cooper is no stranger to playing in the Quicken Loans Arena, as he won two Mid-American Conference championships during his four years with the Bobcats. In nine career games in the Cavs’ home arena, Cooper averaged 14.3 points and 6.4 assists per game.

 

The Cavaliers have arguably a top-five point guard in Kyrie Irving, but are looking for a backup after losing Daniel Gibson and Shaun Livingston to free agency. Chris Quinn remains on the roster, but only played in seven games last season.

 

Cleveland owns the 1st, 19th, 31st and 33rd picks in this year’s draft, and are expected to address the backup point guard position in the second round, if they keep the picks. There have been rumors that they might be shopping their two second rounders to move up in the first round.

 

Cooper is projected to be chosen late in second round or go undrafted. He previously worked out with Portland, Golden State, Washington and Orlando.

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