Anthony Davis was taken 1st in the 2012 NBA Draft, would he go #1 again now? (ⓒ Noam Galai)
With the All-Star break now almost over, the 2nd half of the NBA season will be underway before we know it.
One of the events I always enjoy (even if just for a few minutes) from All-Star weekend is the rookie-sophomore game. This year, many prominent rookies were on display, including the Wizards very own Bradley Beal.
Looking back at draft classes years down the road is always fun. But for me, so is looking back at them after just a half a season. How different would the draft go if you knew what you know now, just 40+ games into the NBA season? There have been plenty of rookie standouts as I mentioned, but also a lot of guys that have yet to make any sort of significant impact.
I put on my GM hat (not sure if it’s the one Ernie wears or not) and attempted to re-draft the 2012 NBA draft now. Here’s my top 10:
10. Thomas Robinson (5th in 2012, Sacramento Kings)
Not a whole lot to show so far but I think his work ethic and rebounding will make him a useful player soon enough.
9. Andrew Nicholson (19th in 2012, Orlando Magic)
Filling in nicely for the injured Glen Davis, has shown he can score in this league.
8. Terrence Ross (8th in 2012, Toronto Raptors)
Just won the dunk contest last night, but obviously has more to his game. As Chuck said during the broadcast, among his other incoherent ramblings, needs to work on his jumpshot.
7. Dion Waiters (4th in 2012, Cleveland Cavaliers)
Can really score on some nights. I’ll be honest, I’m just not a big fan of his game. But I will say, he is good at getting to the bucket.
6. Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (2nd in 2012, Charlotte Bobcats)
Sort of what many thought he’d be- a pretty good all around player so far that helps out in a lot of different areas of the game. But can he become a superstar?
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