Is Zach Edey’s stock rising or falling after NBA combine performance? | On The Clock

Yahoo Sports NBA draft analyst Krysten Peek and CBS Sports' Kyle Boone discuss former Purdue center Zach Edey's showing at the NBA draft combine in Chicago, including whether or not they would take a chance on him. Hear the full conversation on “On The Clock” - part of the “Ball Don’t Lie” podcast - and subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you listen.

Video Transcript

I'm probably somewhere in between like a zack enthusiast and a skeptic.

Um, he's a polarizing prospect, right?

Like some people have him in the lottery.

Some people think that he can't play in the NBA.

I think it's somewhere in between.

Like, I think if he goes in the first round, it wouldn't be terribly surprising.

He, his measurements were interesting this, this year, he actually measured a half inch taller than last year.

So like the biggest player in college basketball somehow got bigger 7 ft 11 wingspan.

Very impressive and his lane agility, I thought he did.

He helped himself there as well.

Um, better than the likes of, uh, Alex Sar and Yves, Miy and, and Don mclean, like some, some guys who you would expect he'd be a lot slower than, um, ended up testing very well too.

So I think, uh having seen him at the combine last year, there was some optimism that Edie would be able to eventually develop his outside shot and be not necessarily like a floor spacing five, but someone who can take outside shots if necessary didn't really prove that at Purdue.

But I think in a, in a different system in the NBA.

He could do that.

So, yeah, I think his stock is on the rise after this week and I, the way that he shot it, the way that he moved, you know, even if it uh gets me to high heavens, uh I think it's impressive and he's on the rise if he ends up going in the first round.

Like I, I think that's kind of the expectation, at least for me right now.

First round where like you say, first round, are you saying 15 or more?


I'd say, yeah, closer to 25 than 15, like anywhere in the 20 to 35 range makes a lot of sense.

I know that's probably a big range.

But do you have him as a like a first round pick right now or do you think you will be a first round pick?

I do think that there is a team that will take a swing on him in that 20 to 35 range right now.

I have him 31 as a homecoming with the Toronto Raptors.

Um, obviously, uh that'll change as the weeks continue, but I feel like in this draft, specifically Kyle, there's about 40 players that you could put between 2035 and make a strong case for it.

And me or any scout or anybody that's been covering this class for the entire year would be like, yeah, I see that I can see that.