ESPN’s Ryen Russilo spoke with three NBA talent evaluators about this year’s top prospects and shared what they had to say on Grantland.com today. The scouts were a little harsh on Julius Randle, one saying, “The comparisons to Zach Randolph have to stop. I’ve watched Zach since he was 12. Zach had it; he has great feet and can shoot. He’s not Zach.”
That same scout lost a little credibility in my book when he called Randle’s body “a little doughy.” If Randle is doughy, I’d hate to hear what the scout would have to say about me at the pool.
Anyway, check it out on Grantland to get a better idea of what they’re saying about Randle as the draft approaches. The consensus among this group is he isn’t Zach Randolph and needs to learn to shoot. They’re split on his passing ability.