We know how deep this NBA Draft is shaping up to be, with the likes of Andrew Wiggins, Jabari Parker, Julius Randle, and Marcus Smart drawing the eyes of scouts. But past those players, this draft still has tons of depth and talent, with players like Dante Exum, Noah Vonleh, and Rodney Hood flying up draft boards. So, if the season ended today, here’s how we predict the draft would go.
1. Utah Jazz select Jabari Parker, G/F, Duke
In reality, it’s a toss-up between any of the trio of Wiggins, Parker, and Randle. So far this year, I don’t think it’s debatable that Parker has shown the most skill level and flashes of greatness. However, Randle and Wiggins are touted with more potential than Parker. The main point is, you seemingly can’t go wrong with any of these three. With deep roots in his Mormon faith, Parker and Utah are a match made in heaven.
2. Milwaukee Bucks select Andrew Wiggins, G/F, Kansas
I don’t think the Bucks would be too upset with Wiggins being the 2nd overall pick. Any team that lands in the top three is a team that will be set for many years to come. In Milwaukee’s case, they’ll get a high-profile player they haven’t had since Ray Allen, while not having to shell out big bucks to get him. Players like Wiggins alter franchises, and Milwaukee is do for an altering.