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    Quote Originally Posted by Just Hangin Around View Post
    Unless money is a big factor why would Vanderbilt not want to try to improve his chances of being a 1st round pick by coming back to prove himself? I think he would get lost in the G league.
    Injuries.

    The new trend that has recently started is for a large # of 2nd round picks to get guaranteed money. If he can nab one of those, I imagine he'll stay in the draft. If he doesn't and comes back, and gets hurt again, he's probably ruined his chances of playing in the league.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Just Hangin Around View Post
    Unless money is a big factor why would Vanderbilt not want to try to improve his chances of being a 1st round pick by coming back to prove himself? I think he would get lost in the G league.
    Unfortunately he's starting to get a label on him and he needs to try and get paid as soon as possible before it's a label that never leaves.

    If he was able to workout and compete at the combine, I think he'd have been gone for sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MJAlltheWay24 View Post
    Unfortunately he's starting to get a label on him and he needs to try and get paid as soon as possible before it's a label that never leaves.

    If he was able to workout and compete at the combine, I think he'd have been gone for sure.
    What's the extent of the injury? It's not a Sam Bowie type thing is it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Just Hangin Around View Post
    What's the extent of the injury? It's not a Sam Bowie type thing is it?
    I am not entirely sure, but I believe it's another ankle/foot injury. I haven't listened to KSR in a couple weeks but they never gave specific details.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UKMustangFan View Post
    Injuries.

    The new trend that has recently started is for a large # of 2nd round picks to get guaranteed money. If he can nab one of those, I imagine he'll stay in the draft. If he doesn't and comes back, and gets hurt again, he's probably ruined his chances of playing in the league.
    The problem is that I've yet to see him even in the second round in any mock. I see the point that if he can get drafted at all that he might want to take the leap due to injury risk, but if he's already out of the second round grading, and he can't perform at the combine, then what hope does he have of realistically believing he'll get drafted at all? If he ends up in the G league... he can make that type of money playing overseas even if he gets injured again and finds himself locked out of the NBA permanently.

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    Washington said yesterday that he needs/wants a 1st round guarantee to stay in the draft. If he gets a 2nd rd guarantee, he's going back to school. May just be talk, but...

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    Quote Originally Posted by UKMustangFan View Post
    Washington said yesterday that he needs/wants a 1st round guarantee to stay in the draft. If he gets a 2nd rd guarantee, he's going back to school. May just be talk, but...
    Apparently looked really good yesterday but didn't measure well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MJAlltheWay24 View Post
    Apparently looked really good yesterday but didn't measure well.
    Report I read said he looked good, but didn't show any sort of perimeter game or shot. That's a must if he's going to carve out a spot in the league IMO.

    Also heard his measurables weren't the best.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UKMustangFan View Post
    Report I read said he looked good, but didn't show any sort of perimeter game or shot. That's a must if he's going to carve out a spot in the league IMO.

    Also heard his measurables weren't the best.
    Yeah, I think I saw where he lost nine inches on his vertical from UK's pro day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MJAlltheWay24 View Post
    Yeah, I think I saw where he lost nine inches on his vertical from UK's pro day.
    Yikes. That's no bueno.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MJAlltheWay24 View Post
    Yeah, I think I saw where he lost nine inches on his vertical from UK's pro day.
    How does that happen to an 18/19 year old kid if they haven't put on a ton of weight or they aren't injured ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MJAlltheWay24 View Post
    Yeah, I think I saw where he lost nine inches on his vertical from UK's pro day.
    He went from 43" at UK's combine to 34" at the NBA. Also had a shorter wingspan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by woodsrider View Post
    He went from 43" at UK's combine to 34" at the NBA. Also had a shorter wingspan.
    Sounds like someone at the UK combine was fudging their measurements more than just a little.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UKMustangFan View Post
    Yikes. That's no bueno.
    Hey - please speak American on this here website - none of that Millennial bueno stuff!!😁

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kentucky Windage View Post
    Hey - please speak American on this here website - none of that Millennial bueno stuff!!
    No soy un Millennial. Técnicamente español es tan Americano como el pastel de manzana. Englés es lo que la mayoría de nosotros hablamos. Por el momento.

    Just saying. It's still not good.

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