Originally Posted by woodchuck
It's always a crapshoot. The best you can do is predict the highest odds and take a poker guess.
Athleticism, work ethic, effort on the floor, skill level, youth, health, personality, and most importantly the player's new situation and coaching. Some of these we can easily see on the tape, but there's still a lot of guesswork.
Even then it's a wild shot.. Look at DeMar, he seems to have most of the things you mentioned, yet no one is too sad over all the trade talk regarding him..
And then you look at last years draft, and how Lillard played in the summer league, yet most believed Davis was gonna come in and just get handed the ROY tittle. Oh and the 2011 when people where screaming it's moronic to pic Val over guys like Kemba and Bismac..
This draft has a whole lot a of question marks but it only makes it that much more fun imo.