It’s Wednesday, means two things: 1) Ryan Lemond saying “hump day” an uncomfortable amount of times; and 2) Chad Ford’s weekly chat. ESPN’s NBA Insider chatted with readers earlier about the NBA Draft and the pending decisions of several players, including the Harrison Twins. Today, Ford said that if the Twins declare this year, “they are playing in the D-League”:
They are both borderline first round picks right now. Ditto for Dakari Johnson. All of them have potential to go much higher in 2015 if they return to school and if they improve. I think the Harrison twins, especially, have a lot to gain by returning. I don’t think Kentucky’s incoming guards (Devin Booker & Tyler Ulis) could beat them out of a starting job. With Cauley-Stein and Poythress returning and Karl Towns and Trey Lyles joining the team, there is a chance that they are running the best team in the country next year. If they go to the NBA, they are playing in the D-League. Hard to see how that’s a better option for them. I know they have wanted to declare but the feedback from the NBA has been lukewarm at best. They should return, but hard to predict which way this will end up going.
Now, is the the same guy who said James Young was a great passer? Yes. Are the Twins keeping this decision close to their chests? Absolutely. But his argument makes sense. Here’s hoping the Twins come back and improve their stock instead of getting lost in the shuffle of the D-League.
Read Ford’s entire chat here.