The NBA released its annual list of college players ready to make the early leap to the NBA. Kentucky’s John Wall is obviously the headliner/no-brainer, but the news here is in the number not the names.
The thought was that the possibility of lockout next summer would lead to a rush of players breaking for the league while they still had a chance to cash in. However, the 80 names on this year’s list is only six more than last year’s. The Celtics aren’t sitting terribly far out of the lottery with the 19th pick.