Cooper Performs "Well" In Golden State Workout

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Matthew Doyle

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Updated Mon, Jun 17, 2013 9:13 pm
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Former Ohio guard D.J. Cooper completed his second NBA pre-draft workout with the Golden State Warriors on Monday, and according to his agent, Mike Naiditch, Cooper said he felt “his performance was much improved” compared to his first workout with Portland.

Naiditch also said the Warriors staff told him after the workout that “(Cooper) played well, and (they) have been a fan of his game.”

Golden State could be a legitimate destination for Cooper if he becomes an undrafted free agent. The Warriors are in need of a backup point guard with Jarrett Jack entering free agency, and they don’t have any draft picks to address the position.

Cooper was recently ranked No. 60 in Chad Ford’s Top 100 of the 2013 NBA Draft, where Ford wrote, “Cooper might be undersized, but he’s earned interest from teams interested in a super quick point guard who can get into the teeth of the defense and either finish or distribute. He needs to be a better shooter, but made strides as a senior. A potential second round pick.”

There is no word on what team Cooper will be working out with next, as Naiditch said the workouts come up at the last minute. The 2013 NBA Draft is scheduled for June 27 at 7 p.m. ET in the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

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