Originally Posted by DocHoliday99
I read that too. Will it make a huge difference though? Some have done well then teams take a chance and the player doesn't perform like the team hopes. Some have a bad outing then excel. I have mixed feelings about the combine.
I think that the most important thing teams are looking for is whether a prospect knows how to keep himself in shape.
Verts and sprints don't always translate on to the court very well. In the fourth quarter conditioning is often the difference.
Enes Kanter's performance at the combine was huge for his draft stock. Teams know that he takes his conditioning seriously. He could easily have shown up out of shape, but his conditioning was better than any other big. Without a game played in about a year. That's extremely impressive.
It moved me into the pro Kanter camp. Kanter or Valanciunas. Either one, but I still prefer Valanciunas.