2011 Rookie Performance / Expectations

By Michael_Visenberg
Tue, 06/26/2012 – 12:19am

In our love for the NBA Draft, we often develop inflated expectations for draft picks. We hope to find franchise players in the top 5, all stars in the lottery, solid starters in the first round and occasional gems and role players in the second round. But are these expectations realistic? A draft study done by 82games.com helps to give us a more realistic perspective for draft positions. … More 2011 Rookie Performance / Expectations

Harrison Barnes can’t control the expectations

By: Michael Visenberg

As the consensus top ranked player in the high school class of 2010, Harrison Barnes had a great deal to live up to. The Iowa born Barnes was undefeated during his last season at Ames High School, also excelling in post-season All-Star contests such as the McDonald’s All-American Game, Nike Hoop Summit and Jordan Brand Classic. He was given the expectation of carrying North Carolina as soon as he stepped on campus, the first freshman ever to garner preseason All-American honors. Most observers would have expected an early exit and Barnes was seen as the odds on favorite for #1 pick in the 2011 Draft. … More Harrison Barnes can’t control the expectations

Draymond Green expects to be late 1st-round pick

By: Michael Visenberg

Draymond Green is coming off a big time senior year for Michigan State, one in which he was a consensus All-American and Big 10 Conference Player of the Year. Green also put himself in rare air as far as stastical measurements in the power 6 NCAA Conferences, as he became the first player to average over 15 points, 10 rebounds and 3 assists since Tim Duncan’s senior year at Wake Forest. His college success is impressive, 107 wins, 2 Final Four appearances and a conference title during his Spartan days. Still, people wonder where the 6’7 and 235 pound Green will fit in the NBA. … More Draymond Green expects to be late 1st-round pick