- Arizona, USA
Yeah, at some point, a player is going to benefit more in terms of growth by going up against NBA opponents as opposed to a few extra years of diminishing returns against college opponents. Sure, Meyers was far from a highly-polished player, but he was an athletic freak who was mostly competing against people who were not in his league in terms of ability. Competing against his peers in the NBA likely accelerated his development as compared to one or two more years with us, and it came with a nice fat paycheck to boot.Don't think you can say this. He was ready, and history shows it....unless you think $41 mil guaranteed at age 24 is a bad thing....
He made the right call. I hope we have a lot more of these "what might have been" players who successfully bolt early for the NBA. Ideally they would mostly wait until like their second or third year, though so we can get more than one year of benefit. Also, the Jereme Richmonds of the world don't apply to this hope.