Who's on the first-round bubble?
With the NBA draft combine behind us, NBA teams are now moving into individual workouts.
Individual workouts are the last stage of a draft process that began several years ago for most prospects. Here, NBA teams get up close and personal. They get to see prospects go head-to-head, get private interviews and even get to take them out to dinner. It's the equivalent of the final exam for a prospect.
Fail this and your chances of getting drafted plummet. Ace it and you might hear your name called on draft night.
We've talked about a number of lottery and mid-first-round prospects for the past few weeks. Right now, based on conversations with a number of NBA GMs, the top 25 players on our Big Board look like locks to be drafted in the first round.
However, another 15 or so players remain firmly planted on the dreaded first-round bubble.
That's five first-round spots for 15 players. What these prospects do in the coming weeks in workouts will determine whether they get one of those last, coveted two-year guaranteed contracts or slip into more uncertain territory in the second round.
Here's a look at what each "bubble" prospect is going to have to do to hear his name called by David Stern in the first round of the 2012 NBA draft.
Tony Wroten, PG, Washington Huskies
A month ago, I would've told you Wroten was a lock for the first round. But after speaking with a number of NBA executives in Chicago, I think he is firmly on the bubble.
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