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NBA Draft: Top 5 Lists

Tue, 06/26/2012 - 12:09pm

Most Athletic: Andre Drummond

YAndre DrummondAndre Drummondou aren't going to find a lot of players anywhere with Drummond's athletic profile. He's a once in a 5-10 year physical specimen. Even in the NBA, his explosiveness and raw leaping ability coupled with his overwhelming size and strength will put him in elite company. The sky is the limit for this kid.

Strongest Player: Andre Drummond

2011 Rookie Performance / Expectations

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.

http://82games.com/nbadraftpicks.htm

Rating = points per game+rebounds per game+assists per game
Star: 20+ Rating
Solid Player: 15-19.9