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  • Is Grayson Allen’s NBA Draft Stock on the Decline?

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    Is Grayson Allen’s NBA Draft stock on the decline?

    The answer is probably yet but it’s not for the reasons you may think.

    It’s not because Allen has now been involved in at least three tripping incidents and faced a one-game suspension for his latest incident this year. And it’s not because of anything that may have happened with Allen and Florida State assistant Dennis Gates this week.

    It has much more to do with Allen’s overall play on the court. While playing much of the season at point guard, he’s averaging 14.5 points, 4.5 rebounds and 4.3 assists this season while battling various foot and toe ailments, down from 21.6 points and 4.6 rebounds last season. His assists are up from 3.5 a year ago.

    “His overall production” is the issue,” one NBA scout said. “I had him as a second-round pick at the start of the season. He probably has hurt himself with some scouts. He has to play better to get back up.”

    DraftExpress.com currently has Allen projected at No. 32 in the 2017 Draft, down slightly from the late first-round earlier this season.

    Duke freshman forwards Jayson Tatum and Harry Giles are projected at Nos. 5 and 12, respectively.

    “[Allen] probably goes high second-round if he comes out,” a second scout said. “He might stay all four.”

    Jeff Goodman also addressed the issue on SportsCenter:

     

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    Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.

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