2010 NBA Draft: What Is the Lure of the Lottery?

March 31st, 2010 by The Rookie Wall Leave a reply »
Everyone is so enthralled with the lottery process and being a lottery pick. Does it really matter what pick you’re drafted in the first round? We don’t think so, and we’ll do our best to explain why.

Take for example Texas freshman Avery Bradley.

Bradley had a very good season for an underachieving Longhorn team that sputtered in the Big 12 this year. He averaged 12 points, three rebounds, two assists, and one steal per game before his team was bounced in the first round of the NCAA Tournament by Wake Forest.

There is rampant speculation that Bradley will declare for the NBA Draft , based on the fact he is sending his car back to Washington, among other things.

We don’t doubt for a second that Bradley will put his name into the draft, but not sign an agent.

In fact, we’d encourage him to do so.

Another year of scrutiny may show that Bradley doesn’t handle the ball well enough to play point guard and is undersized to be a go-to shooting guard. Too many players' thought process when deciding to put their name in the draft revolves around how high they'll go.

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