PBT Extra: Unpredictability of draft leads to some good fits down the board

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It all started with the Lakers at No. 2 — just a few days before the Lakers sent out smoke signals that they were leaning hard toward Jahlil Okafor with the second pick in the draft. Instead, they zagged and went with D’Angelo Russell.

That led to Okafor crowding the front court in Philadelphia, then Kristaps Porzingis frustrating Knicks fans (even though that is not a terrible pick). From there the fun cascaded down the draft board, and some teams got some great picks for them — Justise Winslow to the Heat, Bobby Portis to the Bulls and so on.

I talk about how the unexpected is the most fun part of the draft in this PBT Extra.