Testing the waters
Should the following players have declared for the Draft last year?
- Avery Bradley
- Daniel Orton
- Devin Ebanks
- Gani Lawal
- Solomon Alabi
From the way college ball is looking this year all of these players would be high on draft radars & would have went a lot higher then what they did last year IMO.
Ebanks and Bradley weren't helping their stock any by staying, Lawal was in the same boat, of course Alabi made the right choice he wasn't getting drafted any other way then to declare as early as possible...
I honestly think a transfer would have helped Orton in the long run
In this years class Bradley & Ebanks would be lotto picks
Bradley, Orton, Ebanks should've came back and extra year. I still don't to this day undertand was Orton was taking that high. Even if he does get healthy, he's still green and has alot to learn for a guy that averaged 3ppg, 3rbs and 1.4blocks per game in 14 minutes. But the potential is there for him.
Bradley should've stayed in college another year and developed his point guard skills. Even if he didn't develop any point guard skills in his second year, he would've improved his scoring and defense which would've made him a higher pick in this year's draft and set him up to getting playing time next season. Even next season with the Celtics, minutes for him is looking real bleak right now.
Ebanks is another guy who should've stayed in college but it looked like he really wasn't improving year to year and was hurting his stock by getting into trouble off the court. But some say he made the right decision and some say otherwise. I could see Ebanks getting into the rotation next season because who knows if Matt Barnes will be back and Artest still doesn't understand the triangle offense and his defense hasn't been the same.