Chad Ford: The NBA has invited 10 prospects to the draft's "green room" according to sources. Green room invitees: Noel, Oladipo, Porter, Len, Bennett, McLemore, Burke, Carter-Williams, McCollum & Zeller. Twitter @chadfordinsider
No surprise here...
Basically exactly what you said. Invitees to the green room are prospects that NBA execs have told the NBA offices are top prospects and likely to go high in the draft. It is very similar to the NFL draft in that ilk. I think we all remember the Aaron Rodgers debacle and last years Geno Smith situation.
Really it just gives us fans knowledge that the top prospects are indeed, who all the "experts" say they are.
There is also that awkward moment when everyone has been drafted and one guy is left in the green room as he slides down the board... Here are the last names out if the green room in the last three drafts
2010 Chris singleton 3 picks on his own 15th-18th
2011 uke Babbitt 2 picks 14-16th
2012 Tyler Zeller 3 picks 14th-17th
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We now have 13 of the 14...hoopsworld with link...
The NBA has confirmed that 13 players have been invited to the 2013 NBA Draft’s Green Room, those players include:
Steven Adams (Pittsburgh)
Anthony Bennett (UNLV)
Trey Burke (Michigan)
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (Georgia)
Michael Carter-Williams (Syracuse)
Sergey Karasev (Russia)
Alex Len (Maryland)
C.J. McCollum (Lehigh)
Ben McLemore (Kansas)
Nerlens Noel (Kentucky)
Victor Oladipo (Indiana)
Otto Porter (Georgetown)
Cody Zeller (Indiana)