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PBT Podcast: NBA Draft breakdown, and why a flat draft is so hard to evaluate

2019 NBA Draft

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - JUNE 20: The first round draft board is seen during the 2019 NBA Draft at the Barclays Center on June 20, 2019 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images)

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Zion Williamson went No. 1, as he should. The Pelicans got the guy who could turn that franchise around (and maybe save the NBA in New Orleans).

Ja Morant to the Grizzlies and R.J. Barrett to the Knicks at No.2 and 3 were expected and solid picks.

However, after that, in a flat 2019 NBA Draft, things got weird. Gonzaga’s Rui Hachimura to the Wizards at No. 9 was a surprise, but not as big Cameron Johnson of North Carolina to the Suns at No. 11. And then there was Bol Bol, a fan favorite, falling all the way to the 44th pick (and being traded to Denver).

Dan Feldman of NBC Sports joins me to break down this draft, what it’s like picking in a flat draft like this, why the Cavaliers did well and so much more.

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