NBA guru Jonathan Tjarks already has you covered with his thoughts on NBA Draft winners and losers. For the most part, I agree with his sentiments--as evidenced by our Mock Draft, we share convergent ideas when it comes to drafting and accruing talent. I had some additional, Texas-centric, thoughts I figured I would posit to the readership.
- For those excoriating Rick Barnes and his one-and-dones, Tjarks also wrote a compelling piece for SB Dallas on Scott Drew's role in the fall of Perry Jones III and Quincy Miller. The bottom line is that Tristan Thompson (and, to a lesser extent, Cory Joseph) made a GREAT decision to declare last year. One only has to look at the plummeting draft stocks of sophomores Jones III, Jared Sullinger, and Harrison Barnes to catch that drift.