Talent evaluators adjust their view on class of 2012 class
Posted Mar 16 2012 1:58PM
After months of a league-wide sugar rush cawing that this will be the best Draft class in years, many NBA teams are settling on the conclusion that the talent level has been oversold.
It still projects as a good group. Certainly much better than the 2011 field that turned particularly disappointing once Jared Sullinger, Perry Jones, John Henson and Terrence Jones stayed in school. But as the NCAA tournament opens, an increasing number of executives are conceding this may not become a Draft of historic proportions after all.
It helps that Kentucky's Anthony Davis, the consensus No. 1 pick for the June 28 Draft, has started to show glimpses of an offense to go with a ferocious defensive presence. But many of the prospects next in line are either agonizingly inconsistent (Andre Drummond, Jones) or one dimensional (Harrison Barnes with offense, Henson with defense).
Perceptions will continue to evolve as the postseason progresses and individual workouts are held. If Drummond, the biggest tease of all because of the combination of size and athleticism, flashes enough good moments, the quality of the Draft will be bumped up. But for now, personnel departments are coming down from their initial buzz.
This well could be the more correct view on this upcoming draft class. Alot of hype, as there always is, but could well be not as good as first thought
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