The NBA draft is an inexact science. It requires the league’s general managers to take educated guesses about who the best prospects will be.
Sometimes, that leads them to make unexpected decisions. The 2021 NBA draft was no exception. In fact, a couple of teams shocked the world the night that it happened.
Perhaps the most notable one was the Toronto Raptors. The whole world expected them to select Jalen Suggs, and they went with Scottie Barnes instead. After a Rookie of the Year season, it appears as if the team made the right choice.
Meanwhile, the Oklahoma City Thunder made a surprise choice in Josh Giddey. That decision has also been vindicated.
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