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A few notes on Terrence Ross and Tony Wroten’s upcoming draft decisions

Post by Ryan Divish on March 29, 2012 at 11:06 pm with 5 Comments »
March 29, 2012 11:32 pm
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Obviously, the speculation about whether Terrence Ross and Tony Wroten will return for next season or enter the NBA draft will be forefront for Husky fans.

As for their future, I think Ross is 99.9 percent gone and Wroten is about 75 percent gone. Yes, both players could benefit from another year in college. Yes, both have flaws in their games. But if they are guaranteed first-round draft picks, it’s tough for either of them to give up on their dream and walkaway from a winning lottery ticket.

Both Ross and Wroten have submitted paperwork to be evaluated by the NBA draft advisory committee.

They will get those results back by April 6.

The NCAA in its un-infinite wisdom moved up the deadline for underclassmen to make a decision largely because a bunch of ACC coaches complained. It’s now April 10. So that gives  Ross and Wroten four days to supposedly make up their mind. But really, they’ve probably have the decision 80 percent made up and will go with it, barring something shocking from the advis0ry board.

And here’s where it gets interesting. The NBA deadline is different. It’s April 29. So really, Ross and Wroten can say they are returning to UW and buy time, and do more research and thinking and then enter the draft before the April 29th deadline.

The bad part for Wroten and Ross is that they can’t do any of the predraft workouts for teams unless they declare.

Right now, both players are projected to be first round picks.  On ESPN’s Chad Ford’s top 100 — he has Wroten ranked 19th and Ross 20th.

But in mock drafts its slightly different. Ford has Ross going 19th to the Sixers and Wroten going 23rd to the Hawks in his mock draft.  NBA draft express has Ross going 18th to the Celtics and Wroten going 21st to the Celtics in its latest mock draft.

Under the CBA, players no longer get the three-year guarantee contract. From Draft express …

Rookie scale contracts will provide for two guaranteed seasons with two separate one-year options in favor of the team for seasons 3 and 4. (In the previous agreement, rookie scale contracts provided for three (3) guaranteed seasons with a team option for year four.) The first team option is exercisable following the end of the player’s first season, and the second team option is exercisable following the end of the player’s second season. A team that exercises both options will continue to have first refusal rights following the player’s fourth season.
The rookie scale and 3rd and 4th-year options and 5th-year Qualifying Offer amounts for 2005 first round draft picks (at 100% of their scale amounts) are set forth in Exhibit A attached to this memorandum. Teams will still have the ability to pay 20% more or less than the scale amounts.

So how much money would Ross and Wroten be looking at? Here’s the NBA salary scale from last year’s draft.

Pick
1st year
2nd year
3rd year
4th year increase
Qualifying offer increase
1st
$4,286,900
$4,479,800
$4,672,200
26.1%
30.0%
2nd
$3,835,600
$4,008,200
$4,180,800
26.2%
30.5%
3rd
$3,444,400
$3,599,400
$3,754,400
26.4%
31.2%
4th
$3,105,500
$3,245,200
$3,385,000
26.5%
31.9%
5th
$2,812,200
$2,938,700
$3,065,300
26.7%
32.6%
6th
$2,554,200
$2,669,100
$2,784,100
26.8%
33.4%
7th
$2,331,700
$2,436,600
$2,541,600
27.0%
34.1%
8th
$2,136,100
$2,232,200
$2,328,300
27.2%
34.8%
9th
$1,963,600
$2,052,000
$2,140,300
27.4%
35.5%
10th
$1,865,300
$1,949,200
$2,033,200
27.5%
36.2%
11th
$1,772,100
$1,851,800
$1,931,600
32.7%
36.9%
12th
$1,683,500
$1,759,300
$1,835,000
37.8%
37.6%
13th
$1,599,300
$1,671,300
$1,743,200
42.9%
38.3%
14th
$1,519,400
$1,587,800
$1,656,100
48.1%
39.1%
15th
$1,443,300
$1,508,200
$1,573,200
53.3%
39.8%
16th
$1,371,200
$1,432,900
$1,494,600
53.4%
40.5%
17th
$1,302,600
$1,361,200
$1,419,800
53.6%
41.2%
18th
$1,237,500
$1,293,200
$1,348,900
53.8%
41.9%
19th
$1,181,800
$1,235,000
$1,288,200
54.0%
42.6%
20th
$1,134,500
$1,185,600
$1,236,600
54.2%
43.3%
21st
$1,089,100
$1,138,100
$1,187,100
59.3%
44.1%
22nd
$1,045,600
$1,092,700
$1,139,700
64.5%
44.8%
23rd
$1,003,800
$1,049,000
$1,094,100
69.7%
45.5%
24th
$963,600
$1,007,000
$1,050,300
74.9%
46.2%
25th
$925,100
$966,700
$1,008,400
80.1%
46.9%
26th
$894,400
$934,600
$974,900
80.3%
47.6%
27th
$868,600
$907,700
$946,800
80.4%
48.3%
28th
$863,300
$902,100
$941,000
80.5%
49.0%
29th
$857,000
$895,600
$934,100
80.5%
50.0%
30th
$850,800
$889,100
$924,400
80.5%
50.0%

 

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  1. This is crazy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Palerydr says:

    Wroten needs to talk with Brandon Roy because he needs another year to develop his game min. Ross looks ready to make the jump to the next level, if he were to stay the Huskies appear ready to make a good run in the NCAA’s next year.

  3. I must be missing something. He has some incredible athletic ability but I see Wroten as sloppy and out of control. He has no outside shot and doesn’t know how to spell D. He just comes off as very raw. He needs to tighten up his game and get some maturity. I see him as a D-leaguer at best.

    I think if Ross goes he’ll ge a late 2nd round pick at best. If he goes in the 1st rd, it’ll be to a veteran team where he can sit and learn for a bit, like say the Spurs.

    I wish them both well in whatever they decide.

  4. I hope BOTH, Wroten and Ross, GO–The Huskies would have been better off without them—–Talent and an “I’m so Hot” attitude, delivers a season the Huskies just had—TOO LITTLE__TOO LATE———–I would much rather see less talented people play hard, and fight to win than ‘hotshots’ who think the victory is their’s if they just show UP.

    Just Apeon

  5. bbnate420 says:

    Apeon, the Huskies “would have been better off without them”. I guess you didn’t watch any of the games last year. The Huskies would have been a .500 team at best last year without them. And what makes you think they didn’t play hard? You’re just a hater!

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