NBA teams have descended upon Chicago for the pre-draft combine. They’ll work out players, test them medically and interview them – apparently including weird questions.
Kansas guard Frank Mason, a second-round prospect, revealed one of those strange queries.
Chris Lilly of WIBW-TV:
Teams want to believe they’re gaining some deep psychological understanding of a player, as if future stars and busts have neatly grouped views on death. They want to believe they’re seeing how a player thinks on his feet, as if there’s a correlation between reaction time while sitting at a desk and articulating a thought and reaction time while in the midst of a game.
And it might work.
It also might fool teams into a poor choice.