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Will draft be dream or nightmare?

By Darnell Mayberry Published: June 19, 2007

/> "I don't see that as standard practice,” the GM said.

"I would think that this early and this far away from the draft is pretty speculative. He must have a lot of confidence or feel pretty strongly that he has a place to go. But promises in the second round like that are really rare.”

Hornets guard Chris Paul, who is good friends with Curry in part because of their North Carolina roots, said Curry could make it in the league but must work on his ball handling.

"People can speculate, but I think as a player, only you know if you're ready to make that commitment to go to the next level,” said Paul, who left Wake Forest after his sophomore season.

"He's just really going to have to find his niche. Whatever team he goes to, he's going to have to adjust to what they need. If they need him to score, he's going to have to do that. But if they need him to be a floor general, then he's going to have to do that.” has disabled the comments for this article.