Joined: 27 Jun 2002
|Posted: Wed Jan 09, 2019 11:31 am Post subject:
|Luka looks like the class of his draft. Great pick by Dallas.
You could make a case that in five of the last six drafts the best player was international, with the two best players in 2014. That group includes legit MVP level guys. Even in the lone year that probably isn’t true (2017), Markannen is probably one of the better players in the class.
2013: Giannnis 15 (Greece)
2014: Embiid 3 (Cameroon) / Jokic 41 (Serbia)
2015: Porzingis 4 (Latvia)
2016: Simmons 1 (Australia)
2017: Mitchell 13
2018: Doncic 3 (Slovenia)
The Lakers took three international guys this year. Hopefully they know something