This is a question I've been pondering for the last 24 hours in light of the Blazers' pre-draft workouts yesterday. I thought I would toss it out to all of you before I weigh in later today or tomorrow with my thoughts.
Consider these two groups: NBA players and fringe professionals. In the NBA players group, you've got guys that are on rosters and sticking for at least 2 years. In the fringe group, you've got 10 day contract guys, d leaguers, 2nd round picks that don't stick, summer league filler, European players looking to stick, etc. etc. etc. All told, it's a fairly large group of guys.
My question is simple... boil it all the way down: what is the single most common attribute that fringe players lack that NBA players have?
Some early candidates:
- A Jumpshot
- Basketball IQ
- Competitive Drive
What say you? Please explain your answer and include relevant examples.
Remember I want ONE attribute... so make up your dang mind!
-- Ben (firstname.lastname@example.org)