We see it happen every year, a team drafts a player that just does not fit with their current roster. Sure, the best player available is usually the best bet, but there are certain teams that have been constructed in such a way that these players just do not make sense for the teams selecting in the top 10 of the NBA Draft.

 
 
  1. Minnesota Timberwolves
  2. Los Angeles Lakers
    • One Size Fits All
      • LA is working with a clean slate and has the luxury to select any player they want.  They will most likely take Okafor, but it will not surprise me to see them select Russell.
  3. Philadelphia 76ers
  4. New York Knicks
    • Kristaps Porzingis
      Andrea Bargnani Dunk Fail
      Bargnani!
      • The Knicks suck, no doubt, but they can ill afford to select a European big who will take time to adjust.  He might be the best player long term in this draft, but Carmelo Anthony only has so many years left.  They need to take Russell if available, or trade down and pick up an extra draft pick and/or player.
  5. Orlando Magic
    • Emmanuel Mudiay
      • Elfrid Payton had a solid finish to his rookie campaign and Victor Oladipo is locked in the backcourt with him.  The Magic need to stay away from Mudiay and draft Winslow/Porzingis/Hezonja.
  6. Sacramento Kings
    • Justise Winslow
      • If the Kings can't trade Rudy Gay, then they can not draft Winslow.  Even if they want to play him at SG, they have spent their last two first round picks on Ben McLemore and Nik Stauskas.  The Kings needs to find a PG (Mudiay) or go big (Porzingis/Kaminsky)
  7. Denver Nuggets
  8. Detroit Pistons
    • Devin Booker
      • He might be the best shooter in the draft, but the Pistons have more than enough guards on the roster.  Brandon Jennings is coming back from injury, they can match any contract Reggie Jackson signs, Jodie Meeks is still getting paid and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope was the 8th overall pick in 2013.  The Pistons would love to get Porzingis/Kaminsky but might have to settle for Johnson.
  9. Charlotte Hornets
    • Frank Kaminsky
      • I love Frank the Tank, but the Hornets have a serious log jam at the 4/5 position and acquiring Spencer Hawes didn't help.  Big Al might be gone after this season but they can worry about problem next offseason.  For now, they need to focus on finding Kemba Walker a partner in the backcourt, like Booker.
  10. Miami Heat


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