After Anthony Bennett was selected last night as the number one pick the 2013 NBA draft, it opened up an intriguing possibility that is actually quite likely to happen. Chad Ford was one of the first to point this out and Bill Simmons mentioned it on air as well.
Oh Canada: A Canadian, Anthony Bennett, went No. 1 in '13. Another, Andrew Wiggins, is the favorite to go No.1 in '14 http://t.co/YAR7VCnxiB
— Chad Ford (@chadfordinsider) June 28, 2013
Andrew Wiggins is almost assuredly going to be the number one pick next year barring a monster season from Jabari Parker or Julius Randle. Wiggins is also in consideration for Gatorade’s national high school boys athkete of the year so we will keep you posted on that as well.
Also saw the tweet below from Rant Sports own Anthony Ramsey and I quite agree with him that tanking will not guarantee anything next year. If anything I believe in karma and if you deliberately go for ping pong balls i may end up actually hurting you in the end. When the prize is as big as Wiggins though, you can hardly blame teams for at least thinking about it.
It's called the draft "lottery" for a reason. Tanking a season won't guarantee Andrew Wiggins
— Tony Ramsey (@A_RamseyLTSB) June 27, 2013
Keep any eye out for a piece later today on Prime Prep’s young point guard. If you have any comments, feel free to Rant them below or hit me up on twitter.