Others rising includeWho is Rising and Who is Falling?
By: Yannis Koutroupis Last Updated: 6/24/10 6:08 AM ET
The day the 2010 draft class has been anxiously awaiting is finally here. Tonight they become professionals, relieving all the stress and pressure they've been under for the past three months. Player's stocks have fluctuated throughout the entire process and as the draft is just hours away it continues to do so. With that said we take a look at who is rising and who is falling as we get ready for draft night 2010.
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Damion James – A strong late workout for the Memphis Grizzlies has them sold on James, who was projected to go late first round prior to their recent interest. All that workout did was help reiterate what those four years of film back up: James can play. His athletic ability will allow him to play both forward positions and be quite the force defensively. He'll fit perfectly with Memphis' plans for the future.
Those falling include
OrtonAvery Bradley – It never helps being injured at this time of year. Bradley's ankle injury will be one of the main reasons for the fall he is about to experience. Teams already had a hard time selling themselves on Bradley and his ability to play point guard. This just gives them the reason they were looking for to pass on him. Bradley's size corners him into being a lead guard, which he just isn't yet. It'll take him at least a couple years to make the transition and some teams just aren't looking to be patient in this draft. They want players who can help now because they feel they can make drastic improvements in free agency.
George, Patterson and Henry aren't mentioned as rising or falling
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