There's no respite after the NBA Finals this year. the NBA Draft 2021 is already here.
Just nine days after the Milwaukee Bucks were crowned NBA Champions, a new crop of stars have entered the league.
Let's have a look at the top 10 draftees of this year.
Zaire Williams was one unpredicted pick amonst many, as he was projected to go closer to 20 than here, Even though he did not live up to all the expectations at Stanford, shooting just 29% from the deep, Memphis clearly chose potential over production.
the defense-averse Sacramento Kings needed an upgrade on that end of the floor, and Mitchell is the premier on-ball defender in the draft. But now their backcourt is jammed and someone needs to be on the move.
Franz Wagner is one of the most well-rounded players of his draft class. The Orlando Magic are creating a stellar perimeter core in the versatile and defensively stout Wagner. Suggs, and last year's first-round pick, Cole Anthony.
He's a physical specimen who can contribute to the Warriors as a rebounder, defender, and finisher. His jumpers need work but he will be the Splash Brothers' protege. What's better than that?
This was also one of the stunners from the NBA Draft. The playmaking Australian forward went from a borderline lottery pick at one point to going in the top six. The 6'8" Giddey can distribute and defend and since he is just 18-years-old, so there is always room to grow.
Suggs said confidently that teams that passed on him would regret it and that was even before he fell to the fifth pick. The Magic are getting an ultra-competitive and athletically gifted point guard with a massive chip on his shoulder.
In the first and biggest surprise of the draft. the Raptors went for the one-and-done wing, who is considered as one of the best passers. Most people thought that they would go for Jalen Suggs instead, with Rumors of their PG Kyle Lowry taking an exit.
Mobley was the first-ever player to be named the Pac-12 Player of the Year, Rookie of the Year, and Defensive Player of the Year. is the archetype of the modern big man. The Cavs hit big!
The NBA and G-league celebrated the success of their poster boy, Jalen Green when the Rockets picked him. He is considered the best offensive prospect in the draft and was inches away from being the No. 1 overall pick as well.
In his one year at Oklahoma State, the incredibly talented 6'8" playmaker turned the Cowboys into NCAA Tournament Team. But his job at Detroit will be tougher. He has to change their losing culture that has inhabited the Pistons, who haven't won a playoff series since 2008.