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Ranking Every No. 1 NBA Draft Pick from the Last 30 Years

With a shocking departure from expectations, the New Orleans Pelicans will select Zion Williamson together with the first pick in Thursday’s NBA draft.
All signs are that he will offer the Pels to replace their past overall selection, Anthony Davis.
Recent history suggests the No. 1 pick isn’t as sure a bet as it appears. Though some organizations have set themselves up for years of contention by selecting the most appropriate participant, others have put themselves back by picking the wrong one.
Here, we’ll look to go first position them on the basis of their prime years, endurance generation and impact. The tricky part is currently weighing a draftee’s peak against the duration of his career. While staying power has value, teams with the best pick are hoping to get someone with a prime prime.
The higher up the record we go, the less we must compare those 2 factors. The best top selections offer you both.

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