By Kevin McCarronPublished Apr 02, 2018 09:21:18Nylon hole digging has become one of the more intriguing parts of the NBA draft, and that’s because of its potential for NBA players to benefit from the sport.
But with so many of the top prospects in the draft still unsigned and many still trying to decide what they want to do with their lives, it’s hard to see how this could benefit the sport in the long run.
The top-rated prospect from this year’s draft is guard DeAndre Ayton.
He had a career year at Kentucky, where he averaged 14.5 points, 6.6 rebounds and 2.6 assists in 36.9 minutes per game, shooting 44.7 percent from the field and 49.4 percent from 3-point range.
But Ayton has a number of other issues that may limit his future in the NBA.
The biggest problem is that Ayton is 6-foot-10 and weighs about 245 pounds, which is not the ideal frame for a player who wants to play in the league’s best league.
He could also be prone to wrist issues, which could cause him to miss more games than he should.
Injuries and a lack of playing time could make it difficult for him to get drafted.
And there’s more.
Ayton’s draft stock took a huge hit when he fractured his right thumb while diving to make a shot in a pregame scrimmage in February, and it was just one of many injuries that plagued him throughout his college career.
It’s also a big risk for a rookie with limited playing time.
The Wizards, who were one of several teams to pick Ayton in the second round, are now looking to add depth to their roster, but this is the first time the team has had to take a chance on a potential lottery pick who hasn’t been drafted.
The Wizards’ other draft pick, forward Josh Richardson, has a similar injury history.
He missed the entirety of the 2016-17 season with a torn ACL.
That left the team without any big men and the team had to play the entire second half of its schedule without a true starting point guard.
The best part about Ayton and Richardson’s injury history is that both of them were expected to have long-term injury issues.
Aytons injury is not expected to be a factor for years, but Richardson is expected to miss the rest of the season after having surgery in March to repair a torn meniscus.
It is unknown whether Ayton will be able to play again this season, and Richardson has been sidelined for a few months with a hip injury.
While both of these players are not expected in the lineup for the start of the 2019-20 season, the team will be looking for more depth with Ayton gone and Richardson coming off a torn hip.
It seems unlikely that Washington will select a player like Richardson at No. 2 overall, but it could still take a player with more upside to emerge in the 2019 NBA draft.
That’s why it’s important to keep an eye on the draft’s top prospects.
If you’re a fan of the game and have a high opinion of the draft, you’re probably interested in who those players are and how they fit into the league.
If not, then it’s a good time to evaluate the top-ranked prospects.
Here are the top three prospects in this year�s draft:D.J. Alexander, guard, Kentucky: The Washington Wizards had a difficult time making a late-round pick in the 2018 NBA draft because of concerns about the team�s depth and depth of the frontcourt.
With a number the team was concerned about in the backcourt, they opted to take Alexander at No, and the decision helped the team get a top-tier player at No on the board.
Alexander is a big-bodied guard who was an All-SEC selection last season, but he struggled during his time at Kentucky.
He averaged 5.7 points and 2,9 rebounds per game and shot 44.5 percent from behind the arc, but also had a lot of injuries and a number to consider in his future.
Alexander was injured for the majority of the year and missed the final three games of the regular season.
He is a player that should benefit from a longer career and an opportunity to play at the highest level.
He will need to work on his post game to be effective, and his ability to score should be better in the next few years.
He needs to improve his overall body control, but the athleticism and quickness he showed in his pre-draft workouts should allow him to be an effective scorer for years to come.
Ryan Gomes, guard/forward, Georgetown: It�s been hard to predict how Gomes would fit into Georgetown�s offense, but after his strong junior season, Gomes is a guy the Blue Devils are excited to have on the roster.
Gomes was a consensus