Draft resembles MLB, NHL guessing games

More and more, the NBA draft is becoming a crapshoot like the drafts in baseball and hockey.

Updated: June 26, 2003, 11:36 AM ET
By Marc Stein | ESPN.com

One month. Three drafts.

With all these leagues divvying up new talent in the space of a few weeks, you could say that June really isn't so breezy.

But congestion really isn't the problem.

The most lamentable aspect of tonight's NBA draft is not that it falls so close to baseball's amateur draft, which leads off every June, and even closer to the NHL draft, completed just days ago.

The problem is that the NBA draft, year after year, looks more and more like the baseball ...

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