1. New Orleans Hornets/Pelicans: Damian Lillard, PG
2. Charlotte Bobcats: Anthony Davis, PF/C
3. Washington Wizards: Andre Drummond, C
4. Cleveland Cavaliers: Bradley Beal, SG
5. Sacramento Kings: Harrison Barnes, SF
At pick one, the New Orleans Hornicans (as we'll refer to them from now on) are left with the toughest decision of this re-draft, but it's Damian Lillard who gets the nod over Anthony Davis as the safer pick. Davis is capable of brilliant play on both ends, but durability may be an issue and New Orleans may not see him as a center. Teams rarely trade big from small, but Lillard's scoring and ability to run a team give him the ever so slight nod as the first pick.
At pick two, the Charlotte Bobcats rush the podium to take Anthony Davis, who conveniently falls in their lap as a franchise big man. Andre Drummond is briefly discussed, but Davis is viewed as the more complete player, and that's perfect for a franchise that needs, well, everything. All the things the Bobcats liked about Michael Kidd-Gilchrist come in a bigger package in Anthony Davis.
At pick three, the Washington Wizards take all the time on the clock deciding between Bradley Beal and Andre Drummond, but at the last second they go with Drummond to create the league's most explosive pick-and-roll duo with John Wall.
At pick four, the Cleveland Cavaliers find the perfect backcourt mate for Kyrie Irving in Bradley Beal. Cleveland makes out like bandits here, upgrading their "fit" on the wing tremendously with a spot-up shooter like Beal instead of a high usage guy in Dion Waiters.
At pick five, the Sacramento Kings finally get a small forward who can score and defend by drafting Harrison Barnes. Although he may play with blinders on, Barnes gives the Kings a scoring option in isolation or on the block (like Thomas Robinson was supposed to) for when DeMarcus Cousins gets that itch to be a perimeter player. He should probably get that checked out, by the way.