Drafting players is far from an exact science, and many a GM has been second-guessed for his draft night decisions. I’m willing to bet that every team executive has at least one pick that he would like a mulligan for. While life, and the NBA, doesn’t allow for such opportunities, we at Hoops Rumors decided it would be fun to give our readers a second take at picking players, complete with the benefit of hindsight.
The first NBA Draft lottery picks we’re tackling is 2013’s, the year that the Cavaliers surprised quite a few people when they nabbed UNLV forward Anthony Bennett with the No. 1 overall pick. Quite a number of talented players were in that year’s player pool, including Victor Oladipo, Nerlens Noel, Giannis Antetokounmpo, and Rudy Gobert, just to rattle off a few.
We’re almost done with our run through the lottery picks, and next up is the Celtics, who owned the Mavericks’ pick that year. Readers, you are now on the clock! Cast your vote for Boston’s pick and check back Thursday night for the results, as well as for your chance to vote for whom the Timberwolves should have snagged with the pick they acquired from the Jazz at No. 14. But don’t limit yourself to a simple button click. Take to the comments section below and share your thoughts on the pick and why you voted the way that you did.
2013 Draft Results thus far:
- Cavaliers: Giannis Antetokounmpo
- Magic: Victor Oladipo
- Wizards: Nerlens Noel
- Hornets: Rudy Gobert
- Suns: Michael Carter-Williams
- 76ers: Ben McLemore
- Kings: Mason Plumlee
- Pistons: Kentavious Caldwell-Pope
- Jazz: Dennis Schröder
- Trail Blazers: Allen Crabbe
- 76ers: Shabazz Muhammad
- Thunder: Gorgui Dieng
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Note: Thanks to the great responses and feedback that we have received from readers regarding this series, we’re planning on tackling another draft! But we do need your help in deciding which year’s draft to revisit. Take a gander at the choices below and then please vote at the bottom of the page for which draft you want to redo next.
- 1987: David Robinson, Scottie Pippen, Kevin Johnson, Reggie Miller, Mark Jackson, and Reggie Lewis.
- 1996: Allen Iverson, Marcus Camby, Ray Allen, Kobe Bryant, Steve Nash, and Shareef Abdur-Rahim.
- 1998: Vince Carter, Dirk Nowitzki, Antawn Jamison, Paul Pierce, Al Harrington, and Rashard Lewis.
- 2003: LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony, Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh, and David West.
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