Posted by not exactly on June 25, 2017 at 14:26:52:
In Reply to: Re: Ike Anibogu drops to 2nd round posted by D-League on June 25, 2017 at 10:27:43:
: : : : Sad to see a kid that leaves early drop to the second round with a likely d league and never seen again career. I guess you could be melo trimble and be a 1st rounder projected after his freshman year to undrafted. Think Ike could have worked on his skills and been a for sure first rounder next year or the year after. Hope the best for him though as we should alway root for SoCal kids.
: : : The guy has injury issues - best to get a paycheck ASAP. Chances are his draft stock will never improve, as 64% of players chosen in the first round this year were freshmen or international players of minimum age. UCLA's guard play will be awful this year and they will struggle to win 8 games in conference play, so Ike's numbers probably wouldn't improve.
: : Are you saying UCLA isnt going to the championship with the best scoring ball on the team.
: His best option then would have been to get a degree from UCLA as second round isn't "guaranteed a check". If his draft stock doesn't improve he will leave with a degree and if he cant improve in college he will likely be out of the league somewhere in corona with some cones out doing "workouts".
Draft stock rarely improves this century. Grayson Allen went from a first rounder in 2015 to likely going undrafted next year, and Ivan Rabb went from late lottery in 2016 to second round this year. Staying in school is a joke.
Second round contracts are guaranteed for two years as soon as ink is put to paper. The Pacers plan to do just that, or that cash-strapped franchise would have sold the pick, or used it to stash a player who is overseas. Expect to see Ike in Summer League in two weeks. He will have 2 years and $1.9 million guaranteed, and UCLA would still allow him to complete his degree, without having to deal with practice, cafeteria food, or student loans.
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