2013 NBA Draft Potentially Worst Ever?
There’s a growing sense that the 2013 NBA Draft lacks promising prospects which could lead to it being one of the worst of all time even though it is still early in the process.
Longtime college basketball writer Mike DeCourcy summed things up with this tweet last week: “NBA scout I know says league should postpone 2013 draft. Be better for the league, better for college hoops. Everybody needs work.”
This is not a good sign for struggling, lottery-bound teams like the Pistons, Wizards, Hornets, and Bobcats who are extremely depending on an impact player through the draft.
One troubling sign is the lack of a consensus No. 1 pick. At this time last year, everyone basically knew Kentucky forward Anthony Davis would be the top pick.
Depending on the scout, UCLA small forward Shabazz Muhammad, Indiana center Cody Zeller or Kentucky center Nerlens Noel could go No. 1. Or a player could come out of nowhere like North Texas power forward Tony Mitchell and UNLV power forward Anthony Bennett, but there are still questions about their readiness for the pros.
Teams are going to have to do their homework because there is no “sure-fire” pick in this draft, let alone many players who can even be impact players from Day One.