What's wrong with Josh Selby?

Updated: February 1, 2011, 9:53 AM ET
By David Thorpe

Recently, ESPN draft guru Chad Ford rightly claimed that Josh Selby's draft stock is dropping. For a guy who experts in college and the NBA raved about for months, he's looked nothing like an NBA player, at least from a statistical point of view. He's averaging just 11.8 ppg and 3.0 apg while shooting below 40 percent from the field. Is he NBA bound, this year or ever, and what is he doing wrong now?

A quick eye test would have many believing Selby is a lottery talent. He's got the perfect build for an NBA point guard, capable of defending 1s and 2s thanks to his strength and length, and he moves effortlessly in transition with great speed. Speed and power are incredible advantages for NBA guards, and Selby has tons of each, but he does not use those tools nearly as much as he should.

Therein lies the problem.