Weak Draft on the Way?

by April 03, 2009
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That’s the word on the street, it seems: “The draft lottery is May 19…and I’ve talked to several NBA executives and scouts who feel like this is going to be a very weak draft year. Some scouts actually don’t like to watch NCAA Tournament games because it can give you a false prospective of a players talent (especially considering the much weaker competition that player could face). Still, there is something to be said about coming up big in critical moments, so a Final Four performance carries some weight. But, again, the sense I’m getting is after the top 5, it’s pretty much a crap shoot. Teams might be looking to trade out of the first round to acquire players already in the league and others will prefer to collect second-rounders with the hopes a diamond emerges from the rough.”