Originally Posted by Rambozo
You are right. The question is how big are Geno and Wilson's flaws? That's the difference between us draft geeks and the real scouts. Dorsey and Reid will have a good idea of where they should go and then allow for a rise in stock because of position. It's not as big of a gamble as you think imo.
There's not that much different between dedicated draft geeks and real scouts, honestly.
If you're talking about the lead guys that work for teams, coordinating efforts? Sure. But most scouts are just sports-obsessed guy who are willing to work hard and pay to be certified as a scout.
I should know. I worked with several of them and explored early steps in gaining certification myself. I also do some amateur college hoops scouting in the area for a few national writers.
The line between "Smart fan that pays attention and puts in the time" and "certified scout" is not as big as you think.