June 20th, 2015
Year after year we always see big men rising up draft boards as June approaches, but this season there’s a pair of post men that could make a case for the top selection in the 2015 NBA draft. Karl Anthony Towns of Kentucky was a dominant presence in the paint for the regular season’s top team. Showing face up potential, the ability to guard the rim, and a feel for the game that allows GM’s to imagine a complete big a few years down the line, Towns is an intriguing canvass with a solid foundation and NBA size.
Needs: Power forward, small forward
Picks: 5, 51
Much like in today's NBA, the talent of this year's crop of shooting guards available is down. It is not as strong as other positons available, or in recent years. It has one star candidate in Crostian Mario Hezonja, the youngest prospect in the draft and a player with real intrigue as a shooter in Devin Booker and a number of prospects with a chance to be solid contributors. As many as five SGs figure to get into the first round. Although it's not as talent laden as many drafts, some sleepers could also come out of the second round.