NBA Draft Helped a Lot of Teams it Looks Like
The 2021 NBA Draft took place on July 29th at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, and it was the 75th edition of this event. This is the night when life changes for many college and young players who have made themselves available for the NBA, and it is, for sure, one of the most important nights for all NBA teams, as they get to select new talent and make plans for the future, short-term, and long-term.
It’s a long and exciting night for sure in the NBA, and there’s a lot of pressure for each team as well, as they have to be smart enough, and analytic enough, to be able to select the best possible match for them, and that’s not always easy.
These were the 2021 NBA Draft’s top picks:
#1. Detroit Pistons selected Cade Cunningham, guard, from Oklahoma State: Perimeter player, team-first, a centerpiece for the Pistons to build their team around in the next few years, hoping they can finally make it back to the playoffs, at least.
#2. Houston Rockets selected Jalen Green, guard, from the G League Ignite: As expected, the Rockets selected Green, who is expected to be the one to replace James Harden as a potential scorer.
#3. Cleveland Cavaliers selected Evan Mobley, Forward, from USC: He was a potential #1 pick for this draft, selected third in the end, but expected to make a huge impact. Big guy, can play as a center, offensive player, good skills, good shooter. Great addition for the Cavs.
#4. Toronto Raptors selected Scottie Barnes, Forward, from Florida State: Great defensive player, good passer, two-way player, and huge wingspan. Not a real scorer but can give a lot to his team in what he does best.
#5. Orlando Magic selected Jalen Suggs, guard, from Gonzaga: Great backcourt addition for the team, physical and competitive player. Good all-around player, good defense, strength and speed.
#6. Oklahoma City Thunder selected Josh Giddey, guard, from the Adelaide 36ers in Australia: First major surprise in the 2021 NBA draft, great passer, spent some time developing in the NBA’s Global Academy Program. Lots of room for growth.
#7. Golden State Warriors selected Jonathan Cuminga, Forward, from the G League Ignite: One of the draft’s best all around athletes, good scoring ability. Could be an important piece for the team in the long term, thinking post-Curry era.
#8. Orlando Magic selected Franz Wagner, small forward, from Michigan: Smart player with a lot of room for improvement as a jump shooter. Also, a great defender.
#9. Sacramento Kings selected Davion Mitchell, guard, from Baylor: Good defender, good speed, tough player, and good scoring ability.
#10. Memphis Grizzlies selected Ziaire Williams, forward, from Stanford: Had a great pre draft process, with very strong workout sessions. Good skills and shooting ability.
What do you think of the top 10 picks this year? Which of these players will have the biggest impact in the NBA in the near future?
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