Ironic in the sense that he left the team because he thought continuing to play or his lack of a role was hurting his draft stock, but in turn quitting is what's hurting his draft stock. Maybe double-edge sword is better to use? Sure, I'd love for him to have Kobe's or Sexton's, drive and competitiveness, but I think his issues aren't any more concerning than Cade's lack of explosive athleticism, Mobley's weight, or Scottie Barnes shooting. If I'm picking anywhere from #6 on, even with whatever immaturity issues he may have, he'd legitimately be in the conversation for the pick because I think he has top 3 talent.Why is it ironic? He quit IMG, then quit Duke. Why wouldn't that hurt his draft stock? Teams are justifiably questioning his love of the game and/or maturity.
One of the things great players all share is a love of the game, and the love of competition for its own sake. So he wouldn't be playing because he owed Duke anything. He'd be playing just because he wants to play basketball.
I cannot imagine a guy who truly loved just playing the game of basketball making choices that resulted in him playing only 22 games in two years. Something is missing.