The Rundown: Fortson sent convulsions of voltage through the Showcase,
turning out two of the best performances of anyone in the four-day event
on back-to-back nights. Since then, he's played at more or less the same
level, with his assist numbers staying high and floor leadership staying electric.
The Reason to Call Him Up Now: By athleticism and character standards,
it's tough to beat the point guard out of Arkansas. Plus, Fortson's put
the regulators on a little bit, learning how to control his
explosiveness for the betterment of his team. If and when he goes up, we
don't see many players that have a better chance of sticking.
The Risk: Size. The NBA's feeling less and less hospitable to players
under six feet tall, regardless of whether or not Nate Robinson is a
reigning Player of the Week.
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