A lot has changed in the last 10 days in the NBA and that includes the draft.
But for one player in particular, the big stage is just around the corner.NBA Draft analyst and analyst, Dan Wetzel has a good chance of being the first of many analysts to come in the 2018 NBA Draft.
Wetzel is a former NBA player who has spent the last five years working as an NBA analyst for various networks and outlets, including ESPN, FOX Sports, ESPN2, ESPNU, TNT, TBS and ESPN Deportes.
Wetszel joined ESPN’s College Basketball Insider as a contributor in January, and he was promoted to analyst following the All-Star break in February.
He has a reputation for being a good analyst and a tough judge of talent.
He was the first analyst to call out Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Lonzo Ball as a potential first-round pick in 2018.
Watsons analysis of Ball’s ability is one of the most insightful in recent memory, and Wetzel thinks it’s a fair call to make, and if he’s right, that the draft will see a lot of the top players selected.
“There are some players that could be on the top of the draft,” Wetzel said.
“We’ve got to be smart about who we draft, but there’s a lot there.”
There are a lot more players that have played college basketball that could get drafted than there were in the past, Wetzel added.
That could mean that there’s more of a risk of making a mistake with the first pick, but it also means that there are better players than there have ever been in the history of the sport.
Watters picks in his top three players: Lonzo, the No. 1 overall pick, and Jordan Clarkson, who is currently ranked No. 3 by ESPN.
The biggest difference between the first round and the next round is that the NBA now has four days to go to draft.
Wetzel believes that the first three days can be a bit chaotic, because the NBA is a business.
“It’s going to be a little bit different,” Wetzman said.
Watts picks are based on the players who are expected to be on a team that has a lot to gain from a player they like.
The picks are made based on their ability to improve the team’s chances of winning games, Wetzman added.
If the players Wetzel likes fall outside that criteria, they may not be taken in the first four picks.
“The best players have a lot at stake,” Wetz said.
“[If] we can get those guys, it’s going the right way for us, but if we get the wrong guys, the wrong team gets hurt.
There’s a whole lot more at stake than just the player.”
If you want to know more about Wetzel, check out his podcast, which can be found here.