The NBA Draft: Why Draft Unproven Talent

Quinn ThomasContributor IJune 26, 2009

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As I was sitting and evaluate the picks and the hits and misses, I am left only to be befuddled at the fact that teams continue to pick these Overseas players who 9 times out of 10 wont even make it to the United States.

I know why teams do it, its because they don't want to spend the money so its kind of like they can skip the pick without actually skipping the pick.

But what that does is have guys like Dejauan Blair, Sam Young and Danny Green fall out of the first round and in too the second for a cheaper price tag.

This is a practice that has been going on since the early 2000s and frankly, something has to be done because its tough to see such talented kids fade into obscurity or are forced to enter the developmental league.