Originally Posted by InstiGATOR1
You are missing the correlation between a team making the final four and the increase probability that players on it get drafted. So there is a good possibility that the causality goes both ways. [One group of economists who have written on this conjecture that it is easier for a GM to sell an owner on picking some guy who everyone was just watching in the final four.]
This team has not made the final four yet. If this team were to make the final four, do you really doubt that Young's NBA draft status would not get a nice boost? Do you doubt that Murphy might get a pretty good bump too.
I'm with ya there. I'm just not sure I see it boosting it to the point where you've got the kind of draft picks that teams like the 04's did - even considering this really weak draft this year. It won't turn Young into a top 5 pick and boost Murphy and Boynton into the lottery. Sure publicity helps - to a fault IMO. You guys are overdue some pub at this point. Absolutely humilating teams. And let me acknowledge this, all great teams beat bad opponents, but I'm not sure I remember a team crushing them like this year's Gators squad. Its something else at this point.