I was really surprised to see Gerald's name under "50-50: players who are still deciding about entering draft."
Anyone have any information about this?
the feelling was it was just another dumb espn.com article
Go To HELL Carolina
He will be back. In fact we will see who is after this weeks exit interviews.
i'm hoping we dont lose anyone else, but I suppose Pocius is basically gone?
No way henderson leave for the leauge, it took him the whole season to get out of the "deer in the headlights" mode in college, he isnt ready
Or Shavlik Randolph....or so we thought.
Also, Gerald must have a lot of cash with his Dad having played in the NBA so he's probably in no rush to get to the league. Dunleavy was in the same position. Those guys with NBA connections tend to leave at the right time rather than rushing it.
...unless their first name begins with the letters "Ty", in which case the NBA is clearly the right decision
-Jason "Henderson's family understands the NBA and has excellent connections to the league-- when/if Gerald leaves, it will be when the time is right" Evans
Obviously, the NBA doesn't. They don't draft someone on "readiness" they draft them on POTENTIAL. Many times the kids flop, but they don't want to be labeled as the GM who missed out on "so-and-so" who turned out to be great like everybody predicted. It seems that GM's take more heat for NOT drafting a guy who succeeds, than for DRAFTING a guy that flops.
I wouldn't put too much stock in that article: he has Ellington listed as 50:50 also. I would be flabbergasted if either Ellington or Henderson go pro after 1 year.
Does it really make sense for a player to worry about this? High draft position means lousy team, usually, and unrealistic fan expectations. Yes, it means a bigger initial contract, but if you're any good, your later contracts are much more valuable.
Henderson would not be drafted in the first round of this year's draft. It's about as deep as any draft in a long time. Frankly, Hansbrough may not be a first-round lock this year. No way Henderson will depart.