Top 5 Non-Point Guards in the 2017 NBA Draft

Thanks to the hype of players like Lonzo Ball, De'Aaron Fox, and Markelle Fultz, the upcoming NBA Draft looks to elevate the already embarrassment of riches in regards to point guards in the league. Although the hub around these prospects are warranted, it seems there is not as much discussion around players who do not play the point guard position. Thanks for watching! Subscribe Here! New videos every week! Shoutout to DraftExpress, who I relied on heavily for my analysis. I think they are the best in the business - definitely subscribe to them! "Kansas' Josh Jackson may be the 2017 NBA draft's top forward, but teams selecting in the Nos. 3-8 range—plus anyone looking to trade up—must also debate between Duke's Jayson Tatum and Florida State's Jonathan Isaac as well. Based on their strengths, Tatum and Isaac each could fill needs for the Philadelphia 76ers, Phoenix Suns, Sacramento Kings, Orlando Magic, Minnesota Timberwolves and New York Knicks. That said, they also tout contrasting selling points. Tatum was the bigger scorer on the better team. His workload was heavier and his offensive production was greater. Scouts saw him cook a lot more than Isaac, who took 109 fewer shots on the season. But Isaac was the more efficient player, albeit having less responsibility. His flashes were just as exciting as Tatum's, even if they occurred less frequently. "Here’s where our list really veers off from conventional wisdom. Jackson is widely considered the third best prospect (or even second, according to some) in this draft due to his defensive versatility, athleticism, production, competitiveness, and high basketball IQ. We aren’t saying he sucks or anything – he may even be the right choice at #3 for certain teams (Phoenix, for example) – but his 56% FT shooting scares the shit out of us and we don’t trust his outside shot despite a noticeable uptick in his 3-point percentage the second half of the season. His overall offensive skill set leaves a little bit to be desired and there isn’t a ton of evidence to suggest that he will develop into the type of offensive player that justifies the #3 overall pick in a loaded draft. However, if his 3-point shooting after Jan. 20th (over 50%) is for real, he belongs at the top of this list. *Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for "fair use" for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing. Non-profit, educational or personal use tips the balance in favor of fair use. No copyright infringement intended. The People's Kid.