Rating the draft by position
It's NBA draft time, and fans get so excited as their teams have a chance to build for the future.
Remember this; when you look at the past, it is not easy to get a dominant player through the draft. Just look at last year, when only a handful of players had an immediate impact. Michael Carter-Williams, Victor Oladipo and Trey Burke were vital to their teams, but very few difference-makers entered the league.
None of them took their respective teams to the promised land.
This year's draft is a lot better and deeper. The VBDI (Vitale Bald Dome Index) is kicking into gear, and here are my top five players by position. Of course, putting together a list like this is based on interpretation of positions. I have not seen most of the foreign players and did not include them, with the exceptions of Jusuf Nurkic of Bosnia-Herzegovina and guard Dante Exum of Australia; Exum could go in the top five.
I firmly believe you can get talented players late in the first round and early in the second. You never know how a player is going to respond after he gets the megadollars. How will he respond to the challenge at the next level, when he isn't option No. 1 anymore?
These are my position ratings, not where they will go in the draft.SHOOTING GUARDS
Andrew Wiggins, Kansas
Nik Stauskas, Michigan
Gary Harris, Michigan State
P.J. Hairston, North Carolina/NBDL
James Young, Kentucky