2017 NBA Draft: “Most Likely” Awards For Each Lottery Team
Most Likely To…Pick The Most Ready Player
Some teams in the lottery are drafting with the luxury of time with development. They can draft a player that can take multiple years to develop.
For Charlotte, they need a player that can log minutes this coming season as the team has a large amount of committed cap space with the hopes of getting back into the playoffs. Whether it is the back court or front court, expect them to draft a player that could play right away.
Most Likely To…Draft a Three Point Shooter
The Pistons finished last season 28th in three-point percentage, 26th in three-point attempts, and 27th in three pointers made. They need more outside shooting…bad.
Now, they could very well lose their best three-point shooter in Caldwell-Pope in free agency. Whether it is Lauri Markkanen, Donovan Mitchell or Terrance Ferguson, Detroit should go for outside shooting.
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Most Likely To…Trade Up On Draft Night
Denver has young studs in Nikola Jokic, Jamal Murray and Gary Harris. Now, they must add to that core in an offseason where they could lose some key veterans.
Armed with valuable trade chips in Emmanuel Mudiay, Kenneth Faried and more, Denver could make a move up the draft inside of the top ten if they wanted. This would allow them to add another young stud to their young core.
Most Likely To…Draft a Player That Will Take Time
Miami is at a weird spot with their roster with upcoming free agents, a couple of cornerstones and question marks surrounding the team.
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Because of that, they are the perfect team that could draft someone who will take time in development or recovery. Players such as OG Anunoby and Harry Giles would be welcomed in Miami with patience.