The NBA Draft is one of my favorite nights of the year. Ahead of the NFL Draft by a large margin for me personally, and I love the NFL Draft. So many team’s fortunes can change with just one pick on this night and unlike the NFL Draft, most teams only get two shots at finding a player that can impact their franchise.
There might just be one franchise-changing talent in this year’s draft, but as you’ll see from this mock, I believe this class is very deep with a lot of nice young players getting set to make their marks in the NBA.
According to Yahoo! Sports Adrian Wojnarowski, after weeks of rigorous workouts a CT scan revealed an issue in the healing process for the Philadelphia 76ers big man. The initial plan was for Embiid to play for the team in summer league come July but those plans may be on hold.
The number one pick as always is the most coveted in the NBA Draft Lottery and this year was no different. And while the New York Knicks had the second-best odds, there was still hope in landing the first overall selection considering the history of the lottery results over the last 20 years.
Even though the Knicks dropped to fourth overall in Tuesday night’s lottery, did they really make out as winners here?
When talking to the New York media, Knicks President Phil Jackson hinted to the possibility of trading away the team’s first-round draft pick this year should they fall to the number five in the lottery: