90 – I believe you are right. I just read an Andy Katz article the other day that essentially said the new rule makes no sense. However, I do see some value in the Advisory Board. That IS why it exists after all.
06 – I’m with you. I fully expected him to declare and think he would be crazy not to.
Lastly, if he ends up in the D-League or Europe it’s 90% because that is where he belonged all along. It’s great to be drafted in the first round and get 3 years to prove yourself while getting paid. However if he goes through all the workouts and nobody picks him this year or next. And he goes to training camp and doesn’t make a team and ends up in the D-League or Europe – it will be because he wasn’t good enough. Not because he did or didn’t declare for the draft at the right time.