Just did some quick research. Against teams with NBA talent down low (Ohio State, UNC, and Duke), Draymond Green Shot 25 for 83 from the field (30%). That's not good.
Royce White? Against Baylor, Kansas, UCONN, and Kentucky shot 38 for 66 (57%)
Against NBA talent White has shown to be a MUCH better prospect than Draymond Green.
I think the important thing is what the OP stated, Royce went from no mention, to a first round pick immediately after his exposure in the NCAA.
What the rest of the world is learning is what we've already known
Right now, we don't know that Fred agrees or disagrees. The way that man keeps his cards close to the vest, we won't know until he wants us to know.
Maybe I interpreted different but I took the way he said it to mean that he didn't really think it would matter much if he came back. In the end it doesn't matter. Royce is going pro as he should. Good for him and good for us. It's always good to have a player from Iowa State get drafted and play in the NBA
Either be a first round this year. Or be a lotto next year. I think that's the decision RW has to make.
I think that's a great indicator of the ceiling, but not a good indicator of who would actually play more minutes right now. There's still a very good chance Green is a better NBA contributor than White on day one, but there's a much less likely chance of Green ever becoming a more dangerous starter at any point.
Another thing that really matters is personnel of the team and injuries. Any player not taken in the top 15 or so really needs some breaks in the personnel and injury departments. The first half of the year the Bulls first round pick Jimmy Butler and journeyman John Lucas III (Ok State) played pretty much zero non-garbage time minutes. When Rose and Watson were hurt at the same time they both suddenly got a ton of minutes. Butler didn't really win himself more minutes when the team is at full strength, Lucas did himself major favors and will be getting minutes with the Bulls or some other team for at least the next year or so because of his play.
Who knows what might happen with Royce's situation. Brackins keeps coming up, CB may be an injury away from proving he does or doesn't belong in the NBA.
I didn't hear what I wanted to hear. If I did that I would have heard, "Royce is coming back next year and we are going to win the National title"