This years NBA draft is believed to be the best draft in years. The teams with the number 1, 2, and 3 picks (Cleveland,Milwaukee, and Philadelphia respectively) will have hard choices to make with so many of this year’s draft class being potential franchise changers. Today, we’ll take a look at the projected three best players in the draft.
Number 1: Joel Embiid
Embiid is a traditional center with great offensive and defensive skills. He has drawn comparison to Legends Tim Duncan and Hakeem Olajuwon. He’s not afraid to bang in the low post and goes to work on the glass. The only issue that teams have with him is that he has already had back surgery, and that could potentially be a reoccurring problem.
Number 2: Andrew Wiggins
Wiggins is one of the most athletic players that the NBA has even seen. He has been compared to Michael Jordan, LeBron James, Tracy McGrady, and Rudy Gay. He will come into the NBA with NBA ready defensive skills but will need to work on his offense. His ball-handling and shot need some work but his ceiling is so high it doesn’t matter. With time, Wiggins could easily become the best player in this year’s draft.
Number 3: Jabari Parker
Jabari Parker is probably the most NBA ready in the draft. His offensive skills remind people of Carmelo Anthony. Parker can play both of the forward positions and can score from anywhere on the floor. His only downside is that he isn’t very athletic and isn’t a good defender.
Any of these three picks can go at any position, making this year’s draft one of the most intriguing in many years.