Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Could Carter-Williams be 2013's top pick?
By Joe Kaiser
Jason McIntyre of TheBigLead.com made the argument on Tuesday that Syracuse's rangy point guard Michael Carter-Williams could be talented enough to become the top pick in the 2013 NBA draft.
Working in Carter-Williams' favor is the lack of premier, can't-miss players that are expected to be in the draft -- even the highest rated guys like Shabazz Muhammad, Cody Zeller and Nerlens Noel are no sure thing.
But if MCW is to enter the draft as many expect him to do, the likelihood of him being chosen first overall is probably slim. McIntyre points out that the worst teams in the league right now (and thus, the ones most likely to get the top pick) all are set at point guard for years to come.
One team to watch in the MCW sweepstakes is Sacramento. The Kings could end up with one of the worst records in the league, and aren't settled on Isaiah Thomas, Aaron Brooks, Jimmer Fredette or Tyreke Evans as the team's point guard of the future. Conceivably, they may be able to draft MCW without even having to trade up to get him.