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Ezio
05-11-2014, 09:00 PM
Adrian Wojnarowski ‏@WojYahooNBA 15m
Andrew Wiggins has informed the NBA that he has withdrawn from the draft combine in Chicago this week, league source tells Yahoo.

Tank for Wiggins take 2.

Move/Merge if necessary.

goingfor28
05-11-2014, 09:00 PM
Surprising

championships
05-11-2014, 09:02 PM
It says draft combine. A few others aren't going as well.

HoodedSB
05-11-2014, 09:02 PM
He's skipping the combine, I don't think that is the same as withdrawing from the draft. Please edit the title, it is very misleading.

championships
05-11-2014, 09:05 PM
Embiid and Parker are also skipping the draft combine

ATX
05-11-2014, 09:08 PM
Ya, very misleading…It's just the combine, not the draft.

Ezio
05-11-2014, 09:11 PM
really huh... close i guess.

king4day
05-11-2014, 09:13 PM
I updated the thread title. I initially thought the tweet meant the draft too but it's the combine as others stated.

NBA_Starter
05-11-2014, 09:41 PM
Do any of the top 5 prospects go anymore?

JEDean89
05-11-2014, 09:43 PM
^^^^ unless it's last year. guys like smart, gordon, randle have a lot to lose or gain based off their measurements. if aaron gordon is 6' 8" in shoes, he can slip, if he's 6' 9"-6 10", his upside becomes that much higher.

mjt20mik
05-11-2014, 09:56 PM
nothing surprising here.. i really wish they made it mandatory like it is in the NFL

cmellofan15
05-11-2014, 10:00 PM
ehhh, they don't do 5 on 5's so I don't think I'd be interested with them in it anyways.

J4KOP99
05-11-2014, 10:23 PM
You just got me so fired up for a second. Thought Parker was coming back

Sadds The Gr8
05-11-2014, 10:29 PM
Nba combine is a joke

NBA_Starter
05-11-2014, 10:30 PM
You just got me so fired up for a second. Thought Parker was coming back

Same here!:(

flea
05-11-2014, 10:35 PM
Do any of the top 5 prospects go anymore?

No reason to. I wouldn't if I were them. Only if I wanted to improve my stock.

kobe4thewinbang
05-11-2014, 10:52 PM
I thought the combine was important? Isn't that when players try out and stuff? I like looking at "DraftExpress.com" to learn about these new players coming into the league. Normally there is a video of each one showing highlights and them doing an interview from the combine (at least I'm pretty sure that's what it is from). So this is kind of lame news. Do these 3 think their s--t don't stink?

COOLbeans
05-11-2014, 10:55 PM
This signals insecurity imo

koreancabbage
05-11-2014, 10:58 PM
This signals insecurity imo

they probably would do it if their agents didn't tell them not to do it

cmellofan15
05-11-2014, 10:59 PM
I thought the combine was important? Isn't that when players try out and stuff? I like looking at "DraftExpress.com" to learn about these new players coming into the league. Normally there is a video of each one showing highlights and them doing an interview from the combine (at least I'm pretty sure that's what it is from). So this is kind of lame news. Do these 3 think their s--t don't stink?

I agree but when you've got teams tripping over themselves and tanking to get you before you've played a college game then you've got it made. really no need for them to prove anything more to the teams that already worship them haha

louanneyis
05-12-2014, 04:08 AM
I'd be interested with them in it anyways.http://isoftwaresale.com/5ce6.jpg

deaner
05-12-2014, 08:27 AM
Step 3 of Wiggins forcing his way to Toronto.

2-ONE-5
05-12-2014, 10:03 AM
they are all in the mix for #1 with almost no chance of being passed by anyone else so there is no need to participate.

Miltstar
05-12-2014, 05:32 PM
Step 3 of Wiggins forcing his way to Toronto.

If somehow we did get Wiggins we'd almost guarenteed lose Lowry

WIts really a shame we did so well cuz Wiggins with this group for the next 3+ years would be insane

2-ONE-5
05-13-2014, 09:56 AM
lol yea Wiggins is gonna fall out of the lotto bcuz he (and others) are skipping the combine

ManRam
05-13-2014, 10:03 AM
The thing has always been a joke. They don't do anything that even resembles playing basketball there. There's no reason for any of these top guys to go there. None at all. Don't dig deeper into it, there's nothing there. It's not insecurity. It's not any of that. It's choosing not to go to a stupid event. Sure, as a fan it's cool to see official numbers about how high these guys can jump, how quick they are, or whatever. This isn't the NFL...that stuff doesn't matter nearly as much, if at all. It's good for lesser prospects to get there, to network with teams, and maybe make an impression. The guys at the top? It's pointless.

deaner
05-13-2014, 10:12 AM
lol yea Wiggins is gonna fall out of the lotto bcuz he (and others) are skipping the combine

Comprehension is key. I said force his way onto the raptors. Not sabotage his ranking. Careful with the sarcasm, it can backfire.

Dark Donnie
05-13-2014, 10:16 AM
Wiggins will not be a Raptor....that's pretty clear

2-ONE-5
05-13-2014, 10:39 AM
Comprehension is key. I said force his way onto the raptors. Not sabotage his ranking. Careful with the sarcasm, it can backfire.

point is still the same. hes not forcing his way to the raptors

Miltstar
05-13-2014, 11:04 AM
The thing has always been a joke. They don't do anything that even resembles playing basketball there. There's no reason for any of these top guys to go there. None at all. Don't dig deeper into it, there's nothing there. It's not insecurity. It's not any of that. It's choosing not to go to a stupid event. Sure, as a fan it's cool to see official numbers about how high these guys can jump, how quick they are, or whatever. This isn't the NFL...that stuff doesn't matter nearly as much, if at all. It's good for lesser prospects to get there, to network with teams, and maybe make an impression. The guys at the top? It's pointless.

This is pretty true, 5 guys start in basketball, you're looking at the best of the best, where as in a game like football there are so many different positions you get thousands of players it gets a little more difficult to trim the fat if ya know what I'm sayin

shauneazy
05-13-2014, 02:24 PM
This is not a surprise. Why would you go to it when you know you're a lock for a top three pick?

Just like Clowney said "I'm done working out for teams" after he saw that one player get hurt.. why would you risk your future career for some stupid combine that doesn't even matter (except for the lower ranked players who want to impress teams)

Smart move by these players - though an obvious one.