Do I think he'll start most of his rookie season like Keegan did and play well? No I don't think he's ready for the NBA to that degree. Is he ready to come off the bench and have a role and maybe play himself into being a starter later in the yr or the following one? Yes absolutely. Is that worthy of a 1st round pick say 15-25 range? That's for them to decide. Like QBs going to the NFL it all depends on what team and coaching staff they go to. Keegan hit a home run in that department. Tough to say if Kris will or not.Money wise I don't blame him. Age wise I don't blame. But, I just don't see him quite yet ready for that level. I do wish him the best of luck. He probably do ok.
If I was an owner, I would pass on him though..for sure first round.
His age and the guaranteed $ on the line make it a no brainer for him to go. Even if he ends up bouncing around back and forth to the G league like Garza and JW have it's worth it. His game will improve while learning the NBA game instead of being in college all while having millions in his pocket.