The NBA draft is arguably the best time to solidify your teams chances for winning the following season. Great teams are almost always built through the draft, just look at this years Warriors if you don’t believe me. Some teams got better in this years draft, and some set themselves up for another disappointment of a season, Sacramento is the first one to come to mind. However, among all the trades, surprises, and prospects falling in the draft, there are 3 teams who are looking to destroy expectations in this upcoming season.
3. The Utah Jazz
The Jazz already had a great defense, superstar franchise player in Gordon Hayward, and the youngest roster in the NBA. The position that has been the toughest ever since the departure of Deron Williams years back has been point guard. On the afternoon of the draft auth addressed those issues when they completed a three team deal with Atlanta and Indiana sending solidified guard George Hill their way. Add in the new floor general, improving talent, and solid coaching, and you have a team that is going to sneak their way into a 5-7 seed in the difficult West.
2. The Minnesota Timberwolves
The Timberwolves have a staggering a,punt of potential to be the next Warriors. Andrew Wiggins looks like a future perennial all star. He’s not even their best player. Kart Towns, aka KAT, is a superstar. After one season he took home rookie of the year, he averaged a double-double, and he looked like he has the potential to emulate DeMarcus Cousins. On top of all that, they scooped Kris Dunn with the fifth overall pick in the 2016 draft. The wolves now have the player, and the coach. Things are looking great in Minneapolis.
1.The Indiana Pacers
Unless injuries stalk them, the Pacers will be the number two seed in the East next year. Already having a superstar top-10 talent in Paul George, but they added elite point guard Jeff Teague to the roster, as well as solid starter Thaddeus Young to the mix during draft day. Add all that in to the weak East and you have a force to be reckoned with, until they run into Cleveland in the playoffs at least.