With the first round of the NBA draft coming up, the most interesting question is which one will be the best player to take at No. 1 overall.
With so many top prospects on the board, it’s easy to see why a consensus has developed around which player will make the cut.
The answer to that question may very well be a little bit of both, and that’s where the rankings come in.
While we’ve previously discussed the importance of picking the best prospect to take the top spot, now we’re going to break down the other side of the coin.
With that said, we want to get right into the rankings, so the first thing we’ll look at is the consensus.
We’re going by the consensus, but the first part of that is the list of the players with the best chance of making the NBA All-Star team.
To do this, we use a combination of consensus data from ESPN, Synergy Sports, ESPN+ and SportVU to rank players based on their draft positions.
The consensus data for the draft position is based on how many teams have the best odds of making it to the NBA Playoffs, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.
Players in the top 10 are automatically placed in the Top 10 for that draft position, and those in the bottom 10 are bumped up one spot.
For example, if the No. 9 pick is projected to go No. 5, and the No 1 pick is slated to go at No 1, the No 10 pick is bumped up three spots.
As you can see in the chart below, there are players with a good shot at making the All-Stars, but their odds of being on the All, or at least making it all the way to the All’s first team are all down.
That said, it doesn’t mean that everyone will be on the all-star team.
We’ve seen that the top players aren’t guaranteed a spot on the final team, and it’s possible that some players might not make the team at all.
The most notable example of this is Kobe Bryant, who may have been left off the All Star team after being passed over for the first four.
It’s possible Bryant, despite being one of the best players in the world, will never make it to a team and instead spend the rest of his career on the bench, as he did for much of his first five years in the league.
Of course, the NBA is a game of probabilities.
Even with Bryant as a member of the All Stars, the odds of him making it out of the draft are fairly slim.
That said, if he ends up being the best draft pick of all-time, it will likely be because of his potential as a leader and a role player.
As the NBA becomes more parity-driven, this could be a very good year for Kobe Bryant.
With that said.
In the case of LeBron James, we have a lot of other potential All-stars that we could potentially rank at No 4, but that would mean James would have to go through a lot to get to the next level.
There are a lot more elite prospects out there than there are All-Time All-Pros, and there are a couple of very good teams that would be good enough to win the lottery if they had to.
But it’s going to take more than just the number of lottery picks to make this a real possibility.
If we were to put LeBron James in the same situation as Kevin Durant and Carmelo Anthony, they would have a much tougher time.
That’s a much better situation for LeBron.