This article is part of our NBA Offseason series.The 2017-18 regular season is in the books. You know what that means: it's time to begin our 2018-19 draft prep!
It's obviously absurdly early. Rankings will change over time, especially following the playoffs, the draft and free agency.
It may be early, but a few interesting themes are already emerging:
- The field of possible No. 1 overall picks has shrunk to five, down from last year's all-time high of eight.
- The value of high-end three-point shooters is dropping, and many may be surprised to see how low the Klay Thompson's of the world are.
- Finally, the first four-and-a-half rounds of drafts are as loaded as I can remember – and then the quality of players falls off a cliff. Every player between 25 and 55 is highly desirable. And then I had a lot of trouble finding enough players to fill out the bottom of the fifth round.
Rookies are excluded from this ranking for two reasons. First, it's i
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