Could T-Rob impact Harrell's draft stock?
March, 20, 2014
By Joe Kaiser | ESPN.com
Motor. Strength. Athleticism. These are the type of words that were used to describe Kansas star Thomas Robinson in the months leading up to the 2012 NBA draft.
Fast-forward to today, and Robinson's pro career can only be described as disappointing. Drafted No. 5 overall by Sacramento, he was quickly traded to Houston as a rookie, then dealt again last summer to Portland. Coming off the bench for the Trail Blazers, he's averaging just 11.8 minutes a game in his second year in the league.
One question that could come out of this is whether Robinson's early struggles as a pro might negatively impact the draft stock of Louisville's Montrezl Harrell, another undersized and similarly skilled power forward with NBA aspirations. Will that be the case?