As the NBA Draft continues to draw closer, the order of picks has now been decided.
It is an exciting time for Basketball as the NBA playoffs have captured the eyes of millions as many watch their team compete for the coveted Larry O’Brien. Meanwhile, for many other teams and their fans, the focus of tonight was placed solely on the NBA’s Draft Lottery, which took place Tuesday night in Chicago
The 2023 Draft class, in Its entire body, is not to be considered overly deep. However, there are a few notable names at the top, including the most touted prospect since LeBron lames. That prospect is none other than Victor Wembanyama, the 7’4″ unicorn out of France.
There are few players who can claim the size or the skill Wembanyama possesses, let alone both. It would take an absolute miracle for any other player to hear their names called before his at the NBA Draft on June 22
After the unicorn affectionately known as “Wemby.” there is another tier consisting of two players, both of whom appear to have some semblance of star potential.
Scoot Henderson has been the second fiddle of the 2023 NBA Draft class for some time, but that is not to say that he should be seen as a consolation prize. Drawing comparisons to Russell Westbrook and Derrick Rose, it’s Henderson’s explosiveness that sets him apart from most other candidates in the draft. While questions remain surrounding his jumper shot, if his peak resembles anything close to either of the MVPs he’s compared to, his future team will look back very fondly on the 2023 NBA Draft.
The second player of the second tier is Alabama’s, Brandon Miller. With an ideal blend of size, athleticism, and shooting, Miller has drawn comparisons to a few different modern wings, from a floor of Brandon Ingram to a ceiling of Paul George or perhaps even beyond.
After Miller comes the Thompson twins, Amen and Ausar, who both seem set to improve their respective teams for many years to come. Amen, a lead guard with plus size, boasts elite athleticism and ball skills though his jump shot remains a question. His twin Ausar, shares that level of elite athleticism and a strong ability to facilitate, especially for a wing, though his jumper, like his brothers, remains uncertain.
2023 NBA Draft Odds
- Victor Wembanyama | —20000 odds
- Scoot Henderson | —170 odds
- Brandon Miller | +115 odds
- Amen Thompson | -105 odds
- Ausar Thompson | + 260 odds
NBA Draft Betting Offers
*All odds via Fanduel Sportsbook