The "Most Valuable" Draft Picks
This slide show consists of the top college basketball players who determined it was their time to move on to the NBA.
In the NBA Draft, someone who puts himself into the field can omly do this action one time, so it is important that these players know that they are good enough to be selected.
The top potential draftees, in order, are presented for you.
Blake Griffin is by far the most influential player included in the NBA Draft. He has the ability to single-handedly change the fate of an NBA team.
Griffin is someone that can be used to build a team around. The Los Angeles Clippers can use him to start at the power forward position, possibly maintaining his great abilities to score points, grab difficult rebounds, and play lock-down defense.
Hasheem Thabeet is an extremely talented big man.
He is able to use his 7'2" body to block anybody who comes his way. He is the Dwight Howard of this draft because of his his common qualities including blocking ability, speed for a center, and rebounding ability.
With the Memphis Grizzlies, he could start at center. That would Marc Gasol to power forward, where his talent could used more effectively.
Tyreke Evans is a 6'5'' guard out of Memphis who does not to finish out his college career to gain more talent.
He would be a great fit in Oklahoma City, starting at the shooting guard position.
This action would move Jeff Green up to the small forward position, and Kevin Durant up to power forward.
This would also keep Russell Westbrook at the point guard position and Nenad Krstic at center, creating a speedy starting five with lots of talent.
James Harden is a high-scoring guard out of Arizona State.
Although he only spent two years in college, he has gained experience and maturity beyond his years.
He deserves the NBA comparison to a downgraded Kobe Bryant because of his great ability to shoot from anywhere on the court and generate one to two steals per game. Also like Bryant, Harden has the ability to create opportunities for others, and to grab a five to six rebounds per game.
Harden would greatly help the Sacramento Kings, starting at the two position. Hopefully, the Kings will be able to realize this, if Harden isn't picked earlier.
Although Terrence Williams is not one of the top five players available in this year's NBA Draft, he should definitely be considered the sleeper.
This 6'6" forward from Louisville is an outrageously versatile player, as he averaged 12.5 points, 8.6 rebounds, 2.3 steals, and five assists per game in his final college season.
He could be a great boost from the bench, or even a limited time starter on any team in the top 15 spots in the draft this year.
Maybe one team will realize this, and rightfully draft him before he is expected to be.