Who, out if this draft, is going to be like Bill Walker was last year. Walker entered the draft knowing that he was going to be a second rounder and has to be thinking this wasn't the best decision because now, he is setting on the Celtics bench and playing a lil here and there. In this upcoming draft, which freshman is going to end up regretting his decision to enter like Bill Walker has to be?
I can see players like Jrue Holiday and BJ Mullens both getting drafted in the first round but i dont really see either contributing right away and we have to develop on the bench.
Hacket is going to play pro ball overseas...he isnt really thinking about going to the NBA.
I think Mullens for sure.... What is he thinkin?
If you get a contract at all in the NBA, who could regret that decision. College doesn't pay anything. I know some players may have wished they went earlier, like Darren Collison, Lester Hudson. I'm a MD guy so I say depending on his workouts, Grevais Vasquez may be disappointed, he'll prolly come back to MD. I don't think anybody should cry over a few first round millions especially when their getting a half mill a year from a second round contract. What's the big deal? Mullens needs money so anything would help him, he won't be disappointed cause HE will be guaranteed a contract. It depends on their objective but i think a lot of these guys are just thinking about dollar statistics instead of MPG which is how it should be, it is a business.
So Walker got a contract. If he would have come back for one year, he would have been the go to guy at K-State. Improved his draft stock and maybe been a first round draft pick. I dont know what his pay is right now but im sure somebody is gonna bit ch about it when i say he aint makin much. If he was even the number 30 pick, he is guarnteed a contract for 2 years and possibly more. Instead he will bounce around and around and around. The comment where you said "its a business" refering to not worrying about playing time. It is a business based where you get paid depending on how good you are. If you are good then you are going to get to play more. Right?? So in turn, your MPG reflects your pay. If he would have held out, one year, he would have been better off because of the weak draft and he would have averaged 20+ a game.
In the NFL draft the first overall pick may end up getting 65 million over a 6 year contract. Thats not the case in the NBA at all. The rookie contracts are fixed and are pretty small when compared to the big numbers thrown around during the free agency period. I may be wrong, but the #1 overall pick in the NBA gets less than 4 mil a year on a 2+1 team option contract right? The thing with the NBA is just being able to put yourself in the right situation by the time that first contract runs out so that you're able to participate in the free agency period with some clout.
Yea nasty...your right about the contract situation
Bill Walker was sophomore when he came out. He had already had two knee surgeries. Once in 03 and again in 07. He probably left because he didn't want to risk injury and he probably thought that his stock was high enough to at least get drafted.
Yea...thats true. I mean the injury factor is always an issue but i sitll think he should have stayed one more.
Actually Wallker is in a great spot and if you watch games of Boston Celtics. I have not watch that many he is having a good time on the bench. That age of the Celtics will allow him to grow as a player and also being on a winning team pushes your game. He gets to practice with guys like Allen, Pierce, Garnett and others. He learns lesson that he would not have learned in college. Michael Redd was a second round pick who learned so shooting skills from Allen and became a great shooter. He was not like that coming to the NBA or else he would have been a first round pick. Walker with his athleticism will learn to shoot and get a great deal down the road. 1st round picks are stuck into a contract for years. A second round pick if they have a great year can start being paid more than a top first round pick. Walker could have waited but he still wound up in a good situation despite the risk involved.