ESPN’s Chad Ford is currently chatting over on the Worldwide Leader’s site (here it is). As a part of his NBA Draft chat, a few of the professional possibilities of current Cats came up. He agreed with a reader who asked if Eric Bledsoe was like Johnny Flynn (I swear you stole that incredibly insightful and flawless assessment from me on here, whoever you are…also Evan Turner reminds me of Scottie Pippen) and adds his most interesting take on Kentucky reserve big man Daniel Orton. Here are his thoughts on what NBA GMs are thinking about the world’s largest Power Ranger:
They love him. I actually think it’s possible (not likely, but possible) that Kentucky has 5 players in the lottery. Orton is the rawest of the bunch, but he’s big, physical, plays defense and isn’t afraid to mix it up under the basket. I just had a GM in the lottery tell me they liked him more than Cole Aldrich. I have him at No. 27 on our Big Board, but I’m getting the feeling that I’ve got him about 10 to 15 spots too low.
Josh Harrellson, I hope you’re stretching your quads.