5-minute guide to the NBA draft
Does Memphis risk taking him at No. 2? (Not likely.) Does Oklahoma City use the No. 3 pick on him after taking promising point guard
Most teams are going to demand increased production from their rookies. "Teams are going to have to use young players in their rotations because of the economy," a Western Conference GM said. "Because they need to save money, they've got to have some players on low [salary] numbers."
Starting with this draft, the long-running demand for upside is going to start trending the other way. You won't notice among the top 10 picks, but later in the draft you'll see experienced collegians like Hansbrough and Maynor being recognized for what they can deliver during their rookie contracts.