How would you react if I told you that Kobe Bryant was no longer a member of the Los Angeles Lakers, instead joining one of the worst teams in the NBA? What if the Miami Heat suddenly started building around a dominant defensive center, leaving the Big Three in the dust?
What if you learned that LeBron James was taking his talents to...well, I don't want to spoil anything.
This can only happen when a select group of 30 NBA writers get together and participate in the second official NBA Re-Draft.
Completely redistributing all of the league’s talent across the 30 current teams, these basketball minds built 12-man rosters geared to compete with each other during the 2013-2014 season in a magical world where injuries are suddenly healed before the first game.
How much will advancing age drop veteran superstars like Kobe, Tim Duncan and Paul Pierce? Will Damian Lillard follow up his Rookie of the Year campaign by going in the first round? How high can Stephen Curry rise?
Will any members of the lackluster 2013 draft class end up in starting lineups? If so, which ones?
For the answers to all these questions and far more, this is the 2013 Re-Draft, a unique preview of the upcoming NBA season.
This article will contain the first-round results of the 12-round selection process, complete with a description of each pick, as written by the team's make-believe general manager.
Note: The full 12-round Re-Draft will be revealed on August 20th. Massive thanks go out to Geoff Sable, who created all of the photoshopped images throughout the Re-Draft. For a full list of Geoff's source images, you can click here.