What do the nba’s draft picks say about their teams and their future?
The NBA Draft has begun.
Now is a good time to revisit some of the more notable selections.
Here are five teams that are poised to have big shoes to fill this offseason.1.
Orlando Magic: C, SG, Duke: There is a sense of urgency about the future of this team.
They are looking to fill a hole, and they have a number of veterans that could help the team.
The Magic are loaded at point guard and shooting guard, but have a huge need for an interior defender.
There are some intriguing options, including Kentucky guard Isaiah Hicks and Florida State shooting guard Wayne Selden, as well as former Syracuse guard and Detroit Pistons big man Mike Dunleavy.2.
Minnesota Timberwolves: PG, UCLA: The Wolves have an intriguing point guard tandem in Kevin Love and Zach LaVine, and that will likely play a role in whether the Wolves are able to add a big man.
But they need to bring in some help on the wing, as the Wolves were without Ricky Rubio for the first two games of the season.
The Timberwolves have some options in the frontcourt, with Minnesota’s second-leading scorer, Jimmy Butler, a candidate to join the team, but the team could also look to get some help from a trade, as some reports indicate Minnesota could look to acquire another big man this summer.3.
Philadelphia 76ers: PF, Wisconsin: The 76ers have a lot of depth on the perimeter.
The team could use some help there.
The Sixers are looking for help in the backcourt, especially on the wings, and the 76ers could use help on that front.
There could be some interesting possibilities for the Sixers, including Michigan State point guard Justin Jackson, who is eligible for the draft after the season and would fit into the Sixers’ plans.4.
Washington Wizards: PG/SG, Syracuse: Washington could use more shooting and scoring, and a good fit in the Wizards system.
There is no need for a big guy on the outside, but Washington is looking to get a point guard.
The Wizards are loaded on the inside, with guard John Wall and point guard Tyus Jones also in the mix.5.
Indiana Pacers: PF/C, Wisconsin-Milwaukee: The Pacers have some questions in the paint, but Indiana could also add help in that area with some help along the perimeter, as a number two option in Bam Adebayo and a player like Jabari Parker.6.
Charlotte Hornets: PG , Purdue: The Hornets could look for help from veterans in the wings to take pressure off of rookie center Kemba Walker.
But the Hornets are also in need of help in other areas, as their backcourt of Mike Scott and C.J. Miles could struggle.7.
Orlando Mavericks: PGs, Michigan State: The Magic could use a scorer like Jalen Brunson, but they also need help on both sides of the floor, and one of the most interesting players in this draft is Michigan State’s Jordan Mickey, who could be a big help to the Magic.8.
Milwaukee Bucks: PF , Florida State: There are questions in that frontcourt with point guard Bam Adekugbe, and Giannis Antetokounmpo, the Bucks are in need.
There has been some buzz about Antetkounmpom’s desire to come back, but it is unclear how far that will go.9.
Phoenix Suns: SG/SF, Notre Dame: Arizona is in need at the point guard position, and Phoenix has some potential in that spot.
The Suns need some help in their frontcourt and the team has a number to fill at the top of the draft.10.
Oklahoma City Thunder: PFs, Oklahoma: The Thunder have a few players that could play a major role in Oklahoma City’s offense, including forward Justin Jackson and big man/small forward Tyler Ulis, who both have a chance to come off the bench.
There’s a lot to like about the Thunder’s young core, and it could be time to build around a point forward like forward Anthony Bennett, who might have the ability to be a top-five scorer.11.
Chicago Bulls: PG.SG, Kentucky: The Bulls have a solid foundation in their back court, but there is also a need for help along that front line.
Chicago could look toward acquiring some help at point, and could also make a move for the likes of Georgetown point guard Darrun Hilliard, Kentucky big man Luke Kennard, Duke point guard Josh Hart, Kentucky center Marcus Paige, and Texas A&M point guard Marcus Smart.12.
Utah Jazz: PF.SF, Kentucky.
PF, Arizona: The Jazz could use another big to plug holes in their starting five.
Utah is loaded on both ends, with Utah’s big man Dante Exum and Kentucky guard Justin Anderson.13.
Atlanta Hawks: SG, Texas