Archive - Jun 2012 - Article
By Ian Powers
The 2012 NBA Draft was a chaotic one to predict as nobody knew how trades would affect things.
Now that it's over we focus on who helped themselves the most by adding talent to their teams.
NBADraft.net's Mike Misek (West) and Jonathan Wasserman (East) break down the entire draft.
More Quotes of the Day
Bradley Beal on his first paycheck: "My mom says she wants a house right away. So I guess... she's getting whatever she wants."
Thomas Robinson: "It's getting to the point where my agent is confused. And if he's confused, imagine how I feel."
Andre Drummond on Anthony Davis' refusal to say he's going #1: "He's a fool"
There was a deeply talented yet confused group of prospects on hand for Media Day in Midtown. Nobody seemed to have a clue as to where they would be going Thursday night. Which is awesome, because uncertainty makes for a better draft.
Quotes of Day:
Bradley Beal: "I was always a fan of Doug Christie".
Damian Lillard: "I heard them say it was the best workout since Kevin Durant. But they didn't draft Kevin Durant."
With the 2012 NBA Draft rapidly approaching, there are many young men who are anxiously waiting to hear their names called on draft night. Forward Anthony Davis of Kentucky is the consensus #1 overall pick and will be selected by the New Orleans Hornets as their building block for the future. After that things should get very interesting. Several players are moving up on draft boards, while others are falling. Here we will examine five players who are underrated and five players who are overrated.
Most Athletic: Andre Drummond
You aren't going to find a lot of players anywhere with Drummond's athletic profile. He's a once in a 5-10 year physical specimen. Even in the NBA, his explosiveness and raw leaping ability coupled with his overwhelming size and strength will put him in elite company. The sky is the limit for this kid.
Strongest Player: Andre Drummond
In our love for the NBA Draft, we often develop inflated expectations for draft picks. We hope to find franchise players in the top 5, all stars in the lottery, solid starters in the first round and occasional gems and role players in the second round. But are these expectations realistic? A draft study done by 82games.com helps to give us a more realistic perspective for draft positions.
Rating = points per game+rebounds per game+assists per game
Star: 20+ Rating
Solid Player: 15-19.9