The 2017 NBA Draft Lottery will be on Tuesday night at 8:00 p.m. ET. What should each lottery-eligible NBA team do if they land the No. 1 overall pick?
It’s that time of the year for some people in the basketball world to go crazy over ping-pong balls. Yes, it is that important in the landscape of the NBA. Tuesday night will be the 2017 NBA Draft Lottery. Representatives for 14 NBA teams in possession of lottery picks will get to see if they can end up with the No. 1 overall pick in a loaded draft.
This looks to be a significantly better rookie class than whatever the NBA got last year. Expect the 2017 NBA Draft to be littered with many viable starting point guard prospects. Shooting on the wing might be hard to find, but there are a handful of solid forwards that could thrive playing the stretch four or five.
Should any of these 14 teams end up winning the 2017 NBA Draft Lottery, what should they do with the No. 1 overall pick? Do they draft the best player in the draft, draft for need or orchestrate a trade to acquire more future assets. Here is a look at what each team in the lottery could do at No. 1 should they win?