Draft Potentials Poked and Prodded
This is a special feature by guest blogger Christopher Sells.
OK, poked and prodded is probably not quite accurate, but it’s not too far from the truth, either. After their participation in the predraft measurements, testing and, for the brave or uncertain, the camp, all that is left for players are individual workouts. They’ll get to show off for specific teams and prove themselves against other players that are presumably of similar talent.
Any player will tell you that the real place to find out how good or bad someone’s game is is on the court. While this is true, there is a reason that the league still conducts a player combine and measures them. Teams can usually draw some conclusions and keep from wasting valuable time leading up to the draft on June 26.
You find out who is weak and who is strong, who has jets and who’s running through quicksand, who flies high and who doesn’t fly at all, who’s been lying about their height (everyone) and who could stand to work out a little more. For the record, those results, free of judgments of any sort, can be found here and here.