C.J. Fair did not declare for the NBA Draft Tuesday, but that doesn’t mean he’s coming back. Yesterday was the NCAA’s deadline, and Fair still has not announced his pro plans. As long as he doesn’t sign with an agent, he has until April 28th to return to Syracuse.
So over the next 11 days Fair will gather information from league people about his prospects, and where he is likely going to be taken. And if he doesn’t believe it’s worth it, he’ll come back to the Orange.
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The problem is there’s some buzz building that he’ll be taken in the first round. The Fizz’s Craig Hoffman spoke with an NBA source who believes Fair is a late first round pick, who’s helped out because of his size. While NBA rookie salaries are obviously slotted in accordance to where you’re picked, all first round contracts are guaranteed.
The difference of just a few spots could make all the difference to Fair. If he’s an early second rounder