He doesn't have to stay two years, I don't believe, but I anticipate he won't have the draft stock to go after this season. I could certainly be wrong, but I see Chandler as the only 1 and done player on this roster. The season could change that, though.
Should he go and will he go are two different questions. There is a very good chance he sees himself as a one-year player no matter what, and he might leave even if it’s not warranted. We’ll see how things shake out.
If I had to guess, I’d say yes. He looked pretty good to me last night in his very first game and there’s a ton of opportunity for playing time in our front court. I expect he’ll improve defensively through the year and be a top prospect given his age and experience.
He could potentially, but I think he has a bit more to prove on the court than the likes of someone like Chandler. I mean if he really shows out as the season goes on, he could be. I think maybe he'll be here another year.
I tend to think he will be drafted high after this year. He has the physical tools, and he seems to do a lot of the little things necessary to succeed. I know a lot has been said about a bit of lackadaisical attitude, but I think that may be overstated.
He's not the sure thing that Chandler is, but I think we have just seen the tip of the iceberg with him.