Who'd go No. 1 in a 2013 redraft?
December, 25, 2013
By Joe Kaiser | ESPN.com
If the Cleveland Cavaliers could do the 2013 draft all over again, it's safe to say there's a good chance they wouldn't take Anthony Bennett with the No. 1 pick. But who would go No. 1 in a re-draft, if there was such a thing, based on what we know from the first two months of the NBA season? ESPN Insider Chad Ford recently weighed in on that question.
In a recent SportsNation chat, Ford listed his top three as the following:
Two things are pretty shocking about this. For one, the way Antetokounmpo has skyrocketed to the top of Ford's list after being regarded as someone who'd need 2-3 years to adjust to the NBA game. His ascent has just happened so many faster than most anyone expected, and Milwaukee really appears to have struck gold with the No. 15 overall pick.
The other thing that stands out is that none of the top three come from the group of Alex Len, Otto Porter, Ben McLemore, Cody Zeller and Nerlens Noel -- all rumored at one time to be in the running for the No. 1 overall pick.