Last week, 67 hopeful future NBA players were put through drills, measured, and interviewed in full view of NBA GMs and scouts at the annual NBA Draft Combine in Chicago.
It’s not an event that will change the top of the draft board — the top players don’t go through the drills anyway, nor should they — but for guys on the bubble of the first/second round, or just trying to get noticed and picked in the second, this event can matter. Show a strong vertical or measure out longer than scouts/GMs expect, and you get noticed. Have a good combine and you’re more likely to get invited by a team for a private workout. It’s a step to getting selected.
Above are a few highlights from the event, courtesy NBA.com.