The Victor Wembanyama sweepstakes are officially underway. The NBA regular season has come to an end and playoff basketball is set to kick off this weekend. While half of the association is prepping for games this weekend, the other half has started its offseason plans. With several teams’ attention turned to the draft in June, our Complex Sports team decided to put together a projection of the first round.
The lottery is scheduled to be finalized in May so for our first version, we used Tankathon.com to simulate the selection order.
The San Antonio Spurs have been rewarded with the first pick of the draft. While any team at No. 1 is essentially locked to pick Victor Wembanyama, the following picks could change based off which team selects in what spot. Another development of our lottery simulation is the Mavericks losing their first round pick because it was outside the top 10. The Knicks now own their pick at No. 13 as a result of the Kristaps Porzingis trade. The Pistons, the team with the highest odds for the No. 1 pick, dropped to No. 5 in our simulation. Sorry Detroit fans.
With all that being said, here’s our first mock draft of the season.