The criticism over the next stars program was more aimed at those diehard nbl fans here and media members trying to act like it's a guarantee that next stars = always good. For example, see the reaction of Daniels going to the g league thread. In reality each situation is different for each person involved. Congrats to the young man, okc fans seem to not be too pleased and I can see why at least as of now, but the only way to measure a draft pick is with time.
Also I’m pretty sure that once the season was going most people considered giddey a first rounder to lottery pick, I don’t think anyone thought he’d drop to the second round or not get drafted.