The NBA draft is a perfect time to build for the future. But what if your team is built to win now? What if you're only one player away from contention? For those teams, the draft is an opportunity to trade draft picks for established players or money.
Some teams, like the Houston Rockets, are looking to package draft picks for a star like Dwight Howard. Others, like the Los Angeles Lakers and Dallas Mavericks, are built to win now, and don't need or have minutes available to develop a rookie.
What these teams should do is unclear. But what they shouldn't do is use their draft picks to select players. Here are three teams that don't need to throw another rookie into the mix on draft day.