Re-draft’s are a fun way to truly analyze the strength or weakness of a draft class and see where team’s selected a future bust for a future star.
Bleacher Report recently ran through a re-draft for the 2017 NBA draft, where Celtics star Jayson Tatum jumped up to the No. 1 overall pick to the Philadelphia 76ers.
For new Chicago Bulls guard Lonzo Ball, he was selected with the No. 4 pick to the Phoenix Suns, moving down two slots from his actual draft position to the Los Angeles Lakers with the No. 2 pick, which selected Jazz star Donovan Mitchell in the re-draft.
Andy Bailey of B/R explains:
“For the first two years of his career, the almost constant refrain for analysis of Lonzo Ball went something like this: If only he could shoot.
Pretty much every other box was checked, though. At 6’6″, Ball could defend multiple positions. He was one of the game’s best hit-ahead passers. His vision was way better than his experience level suggested it should be. He was even a plus rebounder for a guard.
If only he could shoot.
Then, following a trade to the New Orleans Pelicans, Ball seemingly rectified that issue. In his two seasons with the Pelicans, Ball attempted 7.2 threes per game and shot 37.6 percent from three.”
Check out B/R’s full re-draft here.
Source: Yahoo Sports