by A.J. Coltrane
From this Grantland link.
The Sacramento Kings are crowdsourcing the NBA draft this year. They solicited input from all non-professional basketball analysts on the internet. They selected nine of those people to video conference with the Kings’ decision makers.
Four of those analysts are going to accompany the team to the draft.
It seems to me to be a *very* smart thing to do. I’ll be paying attention to the outcome.
For what it’s worth — I really like their Noah Vonleh option. I think he’s going to be a terrific player for a long time. I’m not sure that everyone agrees, though Chad Ford has him at #5 on his Big Board.
Here’s a short ESPN piece that talks about what stats tend to translate from college to the NBA.