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If we win tommorow night I wouldn't care if the whole team went pro. Mcgary should probably stay one more season though to work on his post game and free throw shooting
McGary would get dominated in the NBA next year...actually he probably wouldnt because he wouldnt even get off the bench that often
He would definitely be a bench guy if he jumped pro this year, but many players start out that way. Even Drummond was playing off the bench for awhile for the Pistons. I don't think he should go just because I think he has the potential to drastically increase his stock for next year, but if you can land a good deal on an NBA roster, you're doing alright.
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Seems to me .... the NBA agents are whispering in his ear. Agree another year would be good for him.
“Those who stay will be champions”
― Bo Schembechler
I feel the point of preparing yourself in college for the NBA is not to just get drafted. The point is to aquire skills, mindset, work-ethic, and body charachteristics to prepare yourself for a 'career' in the NBA. Blowing up in college by freak athleticism/size/whatever doesn't neccisarily give one the actual skills to have a productive and long NBA career when everyone else is on that same level. Once a player gets into the NBA, it's a buisness. The coaching is more about polish than actual raw skill development. You're getting paid, and they expect you produce. If you don't, then they'll find someone else. There's no one invested in you as a person or player like college coaches tend to be. McGary has all the potential to be a lottery pick. But he still needs some work. If he can add a consistent jump shot, some post moves, and free throws, he will add to his skill set that will make his NBA career long and productive. He'll be more than just a guy on the bench that management hopes figures things out someday before they have to cut him.
Time for Taylor Lewan to have a sit-down with McGary and time for McGary to get some insurance.
I agree, but coming back for a year doesn't necessarily guarantee a longer and more successful year either. Zeller came back and if anything, he probably hurt his draft stock. The only point I was trying to make is that if you get drafted, make a roster, and get a good deal, you're in a pretty good position. Do I think you can increase your standing and long-term chances by coming back? Absolutely. I think McGary should come back because right now, he would be a late 1st rounder at best and if he came back, he has the potential to go Top 5 or better.
That's a big gain, but with the length of NBA careers, getting that paycheck a year earlier could be huge, especially if you have a shorter career. Sometimes the extra year of NBA play is better than coming back for a slight upgrade or no upgrade at all. Essentially, what I'm trying to say is I think it's a complicated decision that depends on where you're at as a player and where you're projected in the draft. I totally agree that improving those core parts of your game are huge, but I do think where you are drafted should be the main part of the decision. Looking at McGary's situation, coming back makes the most sense, but it's hard to tell someone not to go get a job getting paid thousands to play basketball.
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