Professional and College Basketball Forums banner

1 - 6 of 6 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
231 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
Obviously, the NBA knows something about Stanford's Casey Jacobsen's draft status that we didn't.

Jacobsen was one of 16 draft prospects invited by the league to attend the NBA Draft in the coveted Green Room at Madison Square Garden Wednesday night. The invitation is considered a key indicator of who the NBA thinks will be the top picks.

After several high-profile mistakes the past few years, the league has reduced the number of players invited and done a more thorough job of researching the projected range of each player.

Remember Jumaine Jones crying in 1999 after he slipped to pick No. 27? Or Rashard Lewis looking like a lost puppy in 1998 when he fell all the way to the second round? The NBA has actually been trying to avoid those classic made-for-TV moments.

So imagine the surprise when Jacobsen, considered a borderline first-round pick by many, appeared on the list. Jacobsen may have dropped a clue that he was an early first-rounder late last week when he canceled a workout with the Jazz, who draft at No. 19.

Jacobsen joins top lottery prospects Jay Williams, Mike Dunleavy, Caron Butler, Drew Gooden, Chris Wilcox, Dajuan Wagner, Jared Jeffries, Nikoloz Tskitishivili, Nene Hilario, Qyntel Woods, Curtis Borchardt and Amare Stoudemire.

Other top players such as Melvin Ely, Kareem Rush and Marcus Haislip were also invited.

The fact that Jacobsen was invited ahead of several other top prospects, including Bostjan Nacbar, Jiri Welsch and Dan Dickau, is a good sign that Jacobsen will land somewhere between 14 and 18. So where will he go? Jacobsen did have a stellar workout in Indiana, which picks at No. 14. The Rockets, Sixers and Hornets have been looking for a shooter at picks 15, 16, and 17.

- espn insider
 

·
A!
Joined
·
9,434 Posts
Jacobsen will be lucky to go in the first round. Don't you get the feeling that David Stern likes to see these kids cry?

 

·
Moderator/Head Decepticon
Joined
·
7,624 Posts
Originally posted by KC
Jacobsen will be lucky to go in the first round. Don't you get the feeling that David Stern likes to see these kids cry?

lol... He probably does, but do they have to go to the green room if they're invited?
 

·
A!
Joined
·
9,434 Posts
Well, why wouldn't he go? At this point, his agent is probably telling him that he's a lock for the lottery.... :rolleyes:
 

·
Moderator/Head Decepticon
Joined
·
7,624 Posts
Originally posted by KC
Well, why wouldn't he go? At this point, his agent is probably telling him that he's a lock for the lottery.... :rolleyes:
Man, what a... anyway, if he thinks he's going to 20, his agent needs to be fired!:yes:
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,209 Posts
Hey, maybe instead if inviting who they think is the best, they just invite the most popular players, most people don't know who Jiri Welsh is, but almost everyone who knows anything at all about basketball would probably know about Casey Jacobson. Or maybe Jacobson is a first rounder, he has alot of skill, who knows.
 
1 - 6 of 6 Posts
Top