Poythress and Goodwin have really done damage to their draft stocks the past few weeks. Both were considered by scouts to be Top 10 picks before the season began. Poythress still clinging to the end of the lottery. Goodwin now out of it. Cauley-Stein flubbed his first game starting in place of Nerlens Noel. Scouts love the upside, but he’s going to have to produce to stay in the lottery.
It is one helluva a weak draft when either of these three guys are close to the lottery.
I can almost understand Willie Cauley-Stein because of his size.
Poythress and Goodwin? What do they have? What have they shown? Well..aside from an ability to lose against anything resembling a competitive team?
Goodwin and Poythress remind of me of the Team Turmoil days of Carruth, Chiles and Parker. Goodwin’s signature move is a rush to the rim and a toss in the air. Where it lands, Goodwin don’t care! Poythress is rumored to have stated that he doesn’t give a damn where he goes in the draft, he is not staying. Apparently, Poythress is not happy with the efforts of a Team of Coaches who have had a run of NCAA Success and NBA Lottery Picks unlike any other program in NCAA History. Poythress “knows” that he can do as he pleases and take 4/5ths of each game off and still be good to go. He’ll still play ball….SOMEWHERE!!! Where? Apparently, he doesn’t care. I’ll go with Europe as my guess. Maybe Turkey or Israel.
Neither Goodwin nor Poythress will ever make it to a second contract in the NBA. NEVER. If Poythress is selected in the Draft this year. I doubt that he’ll survive his first year without long stints in the NBDL. I wonder how he’ll feel about his College Ball when he’s in North Dakota or Bumfcuk, Indiana playing ball with other NBA rejects.
But they are both too ignorant to see what they are doing. Both are too foolish (full of themselves) to realize that it’s the second contract and not the first that matters.
I still can’t believe that an NBA team would waste money on either of these two. But I guess the NBA has to have losing teams as well as winning teams. For the Great Talent to rise and be enjoyed fully, there have to be duds and chumps to sink to the bottom and show us how talent can be wasted.