Share “Will draft be dream or nightmare?”

Will draft be dream or nightmare?

By Darnell Mayberry Published: June 19, 2007
JamesOn Curry could one day look back on June 28 as the night he realized his NBA dreams.

Those in NBA circles, however, predict the Oklahoma State guard will remember this year's NBA Draft as more of a nightmare.

Multiple league sources said Monday that Curry is a borderline draft pick at best and would have been better off returning to Stillwater for his senior year with the Cowboys instead of keeping his name in the 2007 draft.

"I'm just not sure he'll even get drafted,” said one Western Conference scout, speaking on the condition of anonymity. NBA teams generally prohibit their scouting departments from speaking to the media.

The 6-foot-3 Curry, the scout said, is not a pure enough point guard for the NBA and is undersized for the shooting guard position.

"He's undersized, and he's never shown any point guard talent at all and that scares people off,” the scout said. "I think a lot of (teams) figured he would play for another year and improve.”

According to an report citing league sources, Curry is under the impression that he has a guarantee from the Chicago Bulls to select him with the 49th pick. But one Western Conference general manager said such a guarantee is unusual.

Continue reading this story on the... has disabled the comments for this article.

Related Audio


  1. 1
    Firefighters battling north OKC apartment fire
  2. 2
    Puzzling area between Edmond, Guthrie illustrates one of many challenges facing earthquake experts
  3. 3
    Father of slain girl pleads for peace, unity at north Tulsa anti-gang rally
  4. 4
    Charter schools surging in Oklahoma amid calls for greater accountability
  5. 5
    Trump gets nearly 10-times TV network coverage of all GOP candidates
+ show more


× Trending osu Article