Look with a 2.8% (I think that is it) chance of landing the number one and like a 4 o5% chance of cracking the top 3 at all our chances of landing this kid seem remote. We have no pick next year so even if he withdrew his name this year, we still have no shot. So does he pull a Danillo? I would love him if he did, but, would seven other teams pass on that sort of talent? Doesnt seem likely until you consider this former Spanish lottery pick..........
Francisco Vázquez González!
Remeber him? he was selected 11th by Orlando and was supposed to be Robin to Dwight's Batman on Orlando's frontcourt, he didnt want to play in Orlando and decided to go back to Spain to play. Catch my drift? If Rubio refuses to workout for a team and they draft him anyways, all he has to do is pull a Vazquez and resume playing in Spain. Unlike College kids, these guys are already making money and are already stars in their own country, now are they making NBA bank, no, but point is that they are not as thirsty to get into the NBA.
Q. 1.Would this be enough to scare teams off from Drafting Rubio?
Q.2.Is this a fair Practice
Q.3. Kinda off the subject, but how high do yall think Danillo gets Drafted if he doesnt refuse workouts last year?
The Newness' Answers:
A. 1) I would be pretty leary of wasting a lottery pick considering the teams that have the most chance to getting him can ill afford it. I guess Washington could take the risk, because with Gilbert back next season they should be back to playoff ball again, but still a gamble nonetheless for them even. So I would say yeah, if Rubio appears not to want to go to a team, then it would be foolish for that team to draft him and risk losing the pick. Getting a less talented player is better than not one at all!
A. 2) Hell No this is not fair! Look we are Knick fans and for the most part a lot of Rookies would love to end up in NY. But, if you are a team like OK, then this sucks for you, and ultimatley the NBA when players refuse to workout for teams. Still I hope Rubio does it before The New CBA forbids it!
A. 3) Danillo might have gone as high as 5, Memphis worked him out, Minny and OKC (then The Sonics) wanted to, so no reason to think they might not have taken him. Before The Lottery order was set, he was thought to be a 3rd or 4th pick -which really says nothing considering Mayo was thought to be 7th and Westbrook a late lottery/early first rounder- so, no reason to think he would not have gotten drafted before 7th.