4. New York Knicks
- Original Pick: Kristaps Porzingis (Latvia)
- Redraft Pick: Myles Turner (Texas)
Without Porzingis or Russell available, Phil Jackson probably would’ve selected Okafor on draft night. But knowing what we know now the best pick is Turner. Doc Rivers recently hailed the 20-year-old as a future superstar. Turner is already one of the league’s best shot blockers and rim protectors.
5. Orlando Magic
The Magic went one way at the shooting guard spot, and it was the wrong one. Hezonja is out of the rotation in Orlando, and there are rumors he could be traded, while Booker is averaging 18.7 points per game. The Magic are currently 29th in points per 100 possessions. With Booker, Orlando would be closer to the eighth seed than the lottery.
6. Sacramento Kings
The Kings should go with Justise Winslow here. The numbers aren’t flashy, but the pick is based on potential. Winslow has proven to be extremely raw on offense, but that can be helped. His elite defense is something that can’t be taught. With Winslow coach Dave Joerger has the chance to develop one of the best young defenders in the league.