And No. pick Paolo Banchero will be the first to say he’s ready to make it happen. Orlando deserves to be back in playoff contention and competing for a championship,” Banchero said at a Friday press conference.
Teams that won fewer than 30% of their games before drafting the top pick in the last 15 years typically made marginal improvements to their winning percentage the following season. That’s what happened for the Detroit Pistons, who won 27.8% of their games in 2020-21, drafted Cade Cunningham at No. last year and won 28% of their games this past season.
The Philadelphia 76ers will have to do some wheeling and dealing in order to clear the necessary space to sign P.J. Tucker.