Teams should draft point guards early

Originally Published: May 4, 2005
By Doug Gottlieb | Special to ESPN.com

With the NBA draft rapidly approaching, I have an easy tip for Atlanta, Charlotte, Utah, Portland, New Orleans and the Los Angeles Lakers.

Draft a great college point guard.

I know, I sound like Dick Vitale passionately pleading the case for teams to look at the college players, but in this case, he's right on. College guards translate to wins in the NBA, and pure point guards are the best way to fix a team. In recent years, NBA teams that added a pure point guard improved at a greater ...

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