Video: A scouting report of a basketball-shooting robot

Pros: Appears to have perfect, easily replicable form. ... Power of reinforced metal will be difficult to stop in the low post. ... Great at picking up loose balls.

Cons: Metal arms will likely lead to offensive fouls, possible decapitations. ... Underhand shooting form will be mocked regularly. Does it have the mental strength to withstand the abuse? ... Has no feet, cannot move. ... Might be easy to block its shots. ... Our team colors are not orange. Paint job will cost extra money.

Recommendation: Robot shows potential, but considerable question marks mean it should not be picked in the draft lottery. Robot seal still feels like the safer bet.

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