Now, I am fully aware that Alando Tucker is not lined up to be the next huge thing in NBA basketball. It would be pretty dern unlikely.
But after all the pundits and scouts and "experts" (who do, nevertheless, know way more than I do) pooh-poohed Dwayne Wade's chances in the League, why would they do the same with Tucker?
It seems to me that Alando shares a lot of the characteristics that make Wade successful. He's taller than Wade. He played the same number of minutes in his final college season as Wade. Similar numbers for total rebounds, only a few points off Wade's final season with MU, dynamic leader.
Wade was 14th in the predraft rankings. Other than (ahem) Darko Milicic, he's the only one picked in the first round of his draft year to have a ring. Does it seem to anyone else like the experts are making the same mistake again?