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Ben McLemore's draft stock slips

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06:46 PM ET 06.19 | Ben McLemore was widely considered one of the best shooting guard prospects in the 2013 NBA Draft. Though he sometimes disappeared in his freshman season with the Kansas Jayhawks, his upside was enough for some to consider him a potential No. 1 overall pick leading into the pre-draft workout rounds. But as McLemore has gone through his workouts, several issues have begun to pop up. McLemore has reportedly struggled with conditioning drills in workouts with the Phoenix Suns and Orlando Magic, raising concerns about his commitment since leaving Kansas. Additionally, McLemore has been bumping heads with his advisers. The results have been fewer workouts and more concern among the teams that will pick early in the lottery.

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June 19, 2013  07:53 PM ET

Not a single player in the top 10 will crack the starting rotation of ANY team. A bunch of role players is what the teams are gonna get. Draft positioning hardly matters (except for salary).

June 19, 2013  07:56 PM ET

Dude looks like Jimmy Butler....

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June 19, 2013  09:21 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Keep in mind that some teams are really young. The #1 and #2 picks are the Cavs and Orlando. Both teams are stocked with second years players. It's not like guys will have to come in and compete with the Big 3 for a job.

Agreed!

June 19, 2013  09:23 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Not a single player in the top 10 will crack the starting rotation of ANY team. A bunch of role players is what the teams are gonna get. Draft positioning hardly matters (except for salary).

wow thats a dumb statement, im willing to bet you any amount of money that half of the top 10 picks start for a team

June 19, 2013  11:00 PM ET

interested to see how many of the top ten have basketball skills instead of trying to get by on athletic ability

June 19, 2013  11:13 PM ET
QUOTE(#5):

wow thats a dumb statement, im willing to bet you any amount of money that half of the top 10 picks start for a team

You're on. Starting as a rookie is not as easy or as common as you think it is. Especially with so many first time HCs. They will try to be conservative.

June 20, 2013  08:59 AM ET

This kid didn't make much noise in college. What's the big deal about him?

June 20, 2013  09:35 AM ET

You Will Still Get Paid, bro.

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June 20, 2013  05:52 PM ET
QUOTE(#8):

This kid didn't make much noise in college. What's the big deal about him?

Drafting on potential doesn't always work out.

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