If you ask ESPN’s Chad Ford, Tyshawn Taylor has quite the predicament heading into the 2012 NBA Draft. He’s worthy of a first round grade. He just earned championship game experience alongside Thomas Robinson for the Kansas Jayhawks this season. He’s been well-coached for several years under Bill Self. All of the tools are there except for one major issue: supply and demand.
Taylor is one of several talented point guard prospects vying for the second half of the first round in the upcoming 2012 NBA Draft. Yet there are many others who fit the same bill. Unfortunately, the number of teams looking for help at the point position drafting in the bottom third are close to zero.
Ford writes, “Taylor has been having great workouts and, again, teams generally like him. But as with Wroten and Cunningham, it’s unclear where he’ll go. After the Hawks select at No. 23, the Warriors are really the only team with even a remote need.”
The Wroten and Cunningham in question are Tony Wroten of Washington and Jared Cunningham of Oregon State. The same can be said of Scott Machado of Iona. The bottom line is that this is a very deep draft with several shooters and big men who will most likely push some of these players into the second round. That means that those teams atop the lottery will get a first round point guard talent as a draft class addition.
Taylor might not like his ultimate draft position once June 28th comes, but it also might put him in a situation with a point-needy team for some instant playing time. He’ll find out soon enough.