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2012 draft could be like 1997

Updated: June 14, 2012, 11:05 AM ET
By Dick Vitale | ESPN.com

When I look at the upcoming NBA draft, I see a lot of similarities to 1997.

Back in 1997, San Antonio drafted a young man named Tim Duncan, who helped change the franchise. New Orleans hopes that Kentucky's Anthony Davis can do the same thing, helping the franchise become a big-time, consistent winner.

When I compare Duncan and Davis, I feel the former Wake Forest star entered the pros with a more refined offensive game; he had more scoring ability and skill. Davis comes into ...

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