Re: Race to the 1st place in Draft 2008
I think those things had him as a lottery/top 10 level player, but I think most people thought he was all potential and not ready to play now. So far he has looked really good and proved can play right now. The only issue I see him having is that if he is considered for the top pick, everyone will compare him to Oden and he obviously won't look that great in that case.
But at this point I don't think he is a lock at all for the top 5. He still needs to prove he is better/has more potential than Koufos and Hibbert. I say he is in the lottery for sure, but still needs to continue to improve to move up.