Could T-Rob impact Harrell's draft stock?
March, 20, 2014
By Joe Kaiser | ESPN Insider
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?