Thursday, March 31, 2011
I don't normally care about much the NBA does but the changes they are considering making to the pre-draft workout policies may effect Maryland this year. The NCAA imposed deadline of May 8 to withdraw from the draft allows for virtually no substantive review by NBA scouts of the players who are leaving college early. Simply put the guidance players might get from NBA teams isn't reliable because there is no time for extensive individual workouts or medial exams. Players who thought they might be drafted higher end up plummeting when minor physical problems get discovered or scouts see flaws in their individual workouts. The NBA is proposing changing the workout rules to allow for a basketball version of the NFL combine where all the prospects could get together in one place for evaluations. More on these developments at Draftexpress.com by clicking here. If they do change the rules (while also making sure not to run afoul of NCAA regulations) players like Jordan Williams might get a much more accurate picture of where they stand on draft boards. Right now there is probably little chance Jordan will get a true picture of his draft status and that isn't good for the player or the school.