Value. Need. Each aspect argues for a different move for teams picking in the top five of the NBA draft. David Thorpe evaluates each pick on both factors, and it gets awfully interesting after the clear No. 1 pick.
Fans watching the lottery should pay attention to which team lands the fourth pick and which ends up fifth. There's a big drop-off between those two spots, so this draft's intrigue starts at No. 5. David Thorpe breaks down the players available there.
David Thorpe expresses some concerns over DeMarcus Cousins and offers advice to NBA teams considering drafting him. He also warns against writing off Omar Samhan after one bad game against Baylor. And is Brian Zoubek really an NBA center?