Some say that it’s good to be bad. In the NBA, that can be especially true. Nobody likes seeing their favorite team suffer a losing season, but with the NBA’s lottery system, at least there’s a light at the end of that tunnel.
In 2022-23, that light will shine especially brightly.
After all, the upcoming draft class has the potential to be one of the best in NBA history. Victor Wembanyama is one of the most talked about players in basketball, and he isn’t even in the NBA yet.
If he didn’t exist, Scoot Henderson would be the first pick in this draft- after all, he’d be the first pick most years.
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As it stands, the San Antonio Spurs may be leading the charge for top lottery odds. Having traded Dejounte Murray, it’s hard to identify a primary playmaker or shot-creator on this team.
On the other hand, the New York Knicks could easily end up with a shot at Wembanyana as well.
Could these two sides make a deal this year?