Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Mostly since I can't help myself....

The Wages of Wins continues to look at previous drafts, and today DJ took at a look at the 1994 draft. The whole article is excellent (and you should go read it), but in keeping with the theme of my posts this week (the unreasonable expectations placed on high draft picks), I would just point your attention to this paragraph:
The top pick in the draft, Glenn Robinson, was only the 9th most productive player in terms of career wins. If we look at career WP48, though, Robinson falls to 13th best. So he didn’t quite work out as the Bucks thought.
And, of course, since we're gluttons for punishment at this website for all really depressing Sixers' news, make sure to check out this chart of how all the the first round picks from 1994 did over the course of their careers. Sharone Wright, selected by the Sixers with the 6th pick in the draft, was the 24th best player chosen in the first round on a per minute basis. Sort of makes you nostalgic for Shawn Bradley...

1 comment:

Louis said...

Basically DJ’s concluding paragraph says the same thing that my comment on yesterday’s topic does… that we expect too much of these players and much of the blame for that can be laid at the feet of the Media. Still, though Wright is at the bottom of the chart (and he was billed as “the next Charles Barkley”) I take some Philly pride in Temples two top-10 representatives Eddie Jones and Aaron McKie (also a 76er).