NBA draft harder than it looks
However, there are some in the media that believe that scouting and drafting is easy, and that they can do it better than current NBA personnel can and do.
I disagree. Scouting, evaluating and drafting prospects is tough stuff, and the NBA personnel that I know are really smart and well prepared throughout the process. They do their due diligence and their homework, and they care deeply about the job they do. I have enormous respect for the jobs that GMs and scouts have to do, and how they do it. It is extremely difficult to scout and evaluate the landscape of the game, and make decisions about prospects and how they will fit into the league and a particular team. And, they have to do it with draft slots and salary caps that they have little control over in many cases.
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