Editors note: This is the seventh in a series examining top prospects in the NBA Draft. Profiles are based on conversations with NBA general managers and scouts.
Anyone who watched Perry Jones III on the individual workout tour is likely to be impressed. Watching him in actual NBA games well, who can be sure?
Not NBA scouts or GMs, who view Jones one of two ways:
1). An outstanding talent who stands 6-foot-11 and can shoot from inside or out, as well as put the ball on the floor like a guard.
2). Someone who too often plays with the energy of a guy whos headed to the dental office for a 10-hour teeth cleaning.
The first part is why many consider Jones to be worth the risk. The second part is why hes considered a risk in the first place.
Interestingly, Jones enters the draft as a sophomore, returning to Baylor a second year to try to quiet the doubters. Instead, all he did was create more doubt -- or at best, at least as much.
So the questions about his passion and consistenc...