While there is seemingly endless information and speculation concerning the top prospects in college basketball, there is little emphasis put on understanding the NBA draft within a larger historical context.
Following the lead of a recent 15-year NBA draft review, let us now look at consistent trends that NBA teams should be acknowledging as they prepare for the upcoming draft.
Many of these historical trends are poorly understood—if they are thought of at all. However, these trends can give NBA teams a significant advantage when it comes to drafting.
Ignoring them can be perilous.