NBA Draft 2010: Who’s Got the Inside Track on Rookie of the Year?

June 25th, 2010 by Jay Wierenga Leave a reply »
After months of speculation, mock drafts, and endless predictions, the NBA Draft is finally completed for 2010.

Obviously, there were some surprises, some reaches, and some steals. So what does this mean for next season?

The key to determining who will be the prospective Rookie of the Year is pairing the right talent with the right situation. Had Kevin Durant been drafted by Cleveland three years ago, would he have had the same chances of winning the award as he ultimately did in Oklahoma City?

Therefore, it is important not just to go down the list of the top 10 players drafted, or the top 10 true talents, but instead weigh the player versus their situation.


The Inside Track

The top overall pick in Washington's John Wall obviously has the talent to contribute right away, and the situation he inherits will allow him to have every opportunity to be a star. However, there is a giant caveat here; what about Gilbert Arenas? They both play the same position, and both need the ball in their hands.

While Arenas is your typical half-court scoring point guard, Wall is born to run. How Flip Saunders ha ...

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