The NBA is in a position where the players they drafted in free agency aren’t necessarily the players the teams will be in the position to contend for, which means the teams they’re drafting in the second round are not necessarily the teams that will contend for a championship in the future.
So the teams to consider in this draft are some of the NBA’s more exciting young talent.
Here are the NBA teams worth a gamble this summer:1.
Los Angeles Lakers: Lonzo Ball, UCLA, PG2.
San Antonio Spurs: Dejounte Murray, Gonzaga, PF3.
Utah Jazz: Ben Simmons, LSU, SF4.
New Orleans Pelicans: Josh Jackson, Kentucky, PG5.
Phoenix Suns: Jahlil Okafor, Duke, SG6.
Miami Heat: Lauri Markkanen, Finland, C7.
Indiana Pacers: DeAndre Ayton, Michigan State, PF8.
Atlanta Hawks: Malik Monk, Michigan, SF9.
Boston Celtics: Jayson Tatum, Duke or UNC, PG10.
Golden State Warriors: Jaysin Tabor, Kansas, C-minus11.
Minnesota Timberwolves: Kadeem Allen, Illinois, PF12.
Charlotte Hornets: Malik Beasley, Ohio State, PG13.
Cleveland Cavaliers: Josh Richardson, Clemson, PF14.
Miami Bulls: Laurine Poulin, UCLA or LSU, PG15.
Sacramento Kings: Jaysious Miles, Kansas or Kansas State, SF16.
Milwaukee Bucks: Alex Oriakhi, Indiana or Missouri, PF17.
Portland Trail Blazers: De’Aaron Fox, Michigan or Michigan State or Missouri State, C18.
New York Knicks: Jabari Parker, Kentucky or Missouri or Missouri Tech or Missouri-Kansas City or Missouri U, PF19.
Milwaukee Badgers: Tyler Dorsey, Texas A&M or Texas Tech or Texas A, SG20.
Philadelphia 76ers: Deyonta Davis, Duke in 2019, PF21.
Sacramento Grizzlies: Deandre Ayton or Missouri in 2020, PF22.
Orlando Magic: Malik McDowell, Michigan in 2021, PF23.
Utah Utes: Jarnell Stokes, Wisconsin in 2022, PF24.
Denver Nuggets: Dez Wells, Texas in 2023, PG25.
Milwaukee Wolves: Deonan Flowers, Oklahoma State in 2024, PG26.
Utah Grizzlies: Markelle Fultz, Washington in 2026, PF27.
Phoenix Mercury: Marlon Mack, Georgia Tech in 2027, PG28.
Portland Thorns: Deonta Smith, Oklahoma in 2029, PF29.
Sacramento State Warriors : Lonzo Bell, UCLA in 2031, PF30.
Boston College: D’Angelo Russell, Arizona State in 2030, PG31.
San Diego Clippers: Marcus Smart, Stanford in 2035, PG32.
Charlotte Bobcats: Malik Newman, Oregon in 2036, PG33.
Milwaukee Jazz: DeMarcus Cousins, Kentucky in 2038, PG34.
Orlando Heat: Bam Adebayo, Kentucky on 2019-2020, PG35.
New Jersey Nets: Khadeem Adebowale, Illinois on 2020-21, PF36.
Brooklyn Nets: Shabazz Napier, Kentucky from 2019-2020, PG37.
Sacramento Pelicans: Jalen Brunson, Clemson from 2019, PG38.
Chicago Bulls: Marcus Paige, Kentucky next season, PF39.
Detroit Pistons: Jabril Trawick, Florida State from 2020, PG40.
Milwaukee Lakers: Markell White, Michigan next season on 2021-22, PF41.
Charlotte Jazz: Brandon Ingram, Duke on 2019, SF42.
Orlando BayHawks: Aaron Harrison, Michigan on 2019 from 2019.
Sacramento Bee: Aaron Gordon, Georgia on 2020, SG43.
Philadelphia Inquirer: Trey Lyles, Washington on 2020 from 201944.
Cleveland Clinic: Josh Hart, UCLA on 201920 from 201945.
San Francisco Chronicle: Jalon Hill, Florida on 202023 from 202046.
Atlanta Journal Constitution: Jabrill Peppers, Michigan from 201923 from 201947.
Boston Herald: Ben McLemore, USC from 201922 from 201948.
Chicago Sun-Times: Jordan Bell, USC on 201921 from 201949.
Denver Post: Anthony Davis, UCLA from 201920from 201950.
Charlotte Observer: Jordon Martin, Kentucky 2021 from 201951.
San Jose Mercury News: Travin Dural, South Carolina 2021 from 202052.
Miami Herald: T.J. Warren, Auburn 2021 from 202153.
Memphis Commercial Appeal: D.J., Florida 2021 from 202154.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg-Gastonia: Justin Jackson, LSU 2021 from 202455.
Charlotte Post-Courier: Trey Lawson, Duke 2021 from 202256.
Boston Daily News: Ben Moore, LSU 2022 from 202457.
New Brunswick Times: Devin Booker, Kentucky 2022 from 202258.
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Khadijah Johnson, Texas 2022 from