Draft Notes: Robinson, Ford, Acy, Jones III

We're down to six teams in the 2012 NBA playoffs.  While none of them will have lottery picks in June's NBA Draft, good teams that supplement their rosters via end of the first round picks significantly add to the longevity of their success.  Here are some draft links on this Wednesday night:

  • In an interview with HoopsWorld, Kansas' Thomas Robinson says he thinks he should be the first pick in June's NBA Draft.  “I think I’m very capable of being the number one pick.  No disrespect to Anthony Davis, he’s a great player. But at the same time, as a competitor, I do feel that I’m worthy of the number one pick," Robinson said.  Robinson has impressed scouts with an improved jumper in workouts, but I can't see anyone unseating Anthony Davis for that honor.
  • Chad Ford (via Twitter) released an updated top 100 available to ESPN.com insiders.  Ford fingers Syracuse guard Dion Waiters as the big mover on the updated list, who is now up to number eight overall.  
  • Quincy Acy worked out for the Warriors on Sunday, and had some positive things to say about former teammate and projected lottery pick Perry Jones III, via Rusty Simmons of the San Francisco Chronicle on Twitter"He’s 6-foot-11, and he can do what the little guys do. It’s amazing. People criticize him, but it’s nonsense to me. He loves the game of basketball. He’s going to play hard and he’s going to compete. I play very hard, so it might look like he’s not playing hard. But he goes hard in practice, and he’s not a prima donna," Acy said.  Acy is ranked 80th on the Draft Express top 100, while Jones III is 8th.  

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