The Art of Drafting
Last season, the bottom-dwelling Oklahoma City Thunder came out of nowhere to shock the NBA world and win 50 games, following a 23 win season the year before. How did they do this?
It was the art of the draft my friends. The Thunder are a perfect example of how to properly build through the draft and several teams have certainly taken note of it. We can expect that several bottom dwelling teams would like to do the same.
The Los Angeles Clippers are the perfect example of a team that is following in the footsteps of the Oklahoma City Thunder and building through the draft, in particular through top 10 lottery picks and in the case of both teams, at least one first-overall pick.
With that being said, who could be the next team to try this, and most importantly will they be successful?