It may be 34 weeks away, but it is never too early to talk about the NBA Draft!
The 2022 NBA Draft is set to take place on June 23, 2022, and while teams are focused on the season at hand right now, some teams’ attention is already shifting towards where they will be drafting. Some teams enter the season with high championship aspirations, but for others, a new season presents them with new challenges of player development.
Winning games is obviously a priority in this league, but for some organizations, figuring out what they have in their youthful talents is a big step in the right direction. The league is full of young, high-level talents today and this year’s draft class has been quite impressive.
Seven rookies are already averaging double-digit scoring numbers on the year and there are a handful of young talents already seeing 20-plus minutes per game in their first season in the NBA! Every year, figuring out the best of the best in each draft class is always something teams are looking to do and this year’s 2021 draft class is no different.
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Being able to draft high-level prospects and mold them into key talents for the future is part of every team’s rebuilding process and while they may not finish with the best record in the league, some teams in the NBA are already preparing to contend for future championships.
Being between 9-11% of the way through the 2021-22 NBA season, it is early to begin speculating about which teams will be looking at obtaining the No. 1 overall pick, but these three teams seem like they will be finishing near the bottom of the league standings this year.