One of the more fun parts about NBA Draft time is the rise and falls of draft stocks. Players who aren't suspected early on to go that high wow scouts and GMs into making them lottery picks, while guys who performed during the season may drop some due to lackluster workouts. It happens every year.
One player moving up draft boards who has impressed, among others, the Golden State Warriors, is St. John's Moe Harkless. Here's what ESPN's Chad Ford had to say about Harkless' performance this weekend at the NBA Draft Combine.
Harkless also appeared to make the leap this weekend, going from interesting prospect to potential lottery pick. He still has a ways to go as far as making his game translate to the next level, but the raw athletic ability and elite size for his position, combined with an excellent showing both on the court and in interviews seems to have really improved his stock. I've heard his name as high as no. 7 to the Golden State Warriors and no. 8 to the Toronto Raptors.
Ford currently has Harkless going no. 21 to the Celtics in his most recent mock draft and has him ranked no. 20 on his big board, so moving up to the no. 7 spot would be a huge jump. But the Warriors need a starting small forward and at 6-foot-9, 207 pounds, Harkless is the perfect size to fill that role.
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