Jun 22 2017I FEEL A DRAFT, NBA EDITION
The NBA Draft, Thursday on ESPN, can be a fascinating thing if you're a basketball junkie. Of course it helps to have a couple of the 60 picks, the Cavaliers have zero. But I digress. The #1 pick goes to Philadelphia, and it will be Washington guard Markelle Fultz. I've heard he's good, but I don't know. Nobody east of Seattle has ever seen him play. The fact is, at least half of the 30 first round picks will never be a factor in the NBA at all. Look at how the best teams were built. The Cavs are the exception, featuring two #1 picks, a #1 pick traded for Kevin Love, and #1 pick mega-bust in Anthony Bennett. Steph Curry went 7th, Klay Thompson 11th, Draymond Green 35th. Kawai Leonard was a 15, Manu Ginobli a 57 (!?). Then there's Boston's Isaiah Thomas, taken 60th, LAST, in 2011. So you just never know..