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Cade Cunningham is the easiest No. 1 draft pick in years

The 2020 NBA draft class is already proving to have a few surprises, but there still doesn’t seem to be one guaranteed star. According to many experts, that is not the case for the 2021 draft. There are several top prospects that could and should become All-Stars. Evan Mobley, Jalen Suggs, Jonathan Kuminga, Jalen Green, and most notably Cade Cunningham may have all been the number one pick in the 2020 draft.

On the daily Locked On Thunder Podcast, host Rylan Stiles is joined by Richard Stayman to discuss the 2021 NBA draft and why Cade Cunningham is the easiest lock for the number one pick in years.

Rylan Stiles: So shifting into the 2021 NBA draft that everyone, including us, is talking about as a great draft. My top prospect is still without a doubt Cade Cunningham. I think that he gets even better when he gets to the NBA level. I think that the college game is not really suited for him so he can expand more at the NBA level. Is he still your number one prospect and has someone made it even close with Cade Cunningham?

Richard Stayman: Nobody’s made it close it’s going to be Cade. There’s no chance I change number one. I think he’s the easiest lock of a number one pick we’ve seen in years. Zion was a pretty early lock, but I think Cade is the more of a lock.

The number two spot though, is wide open, especially with the G league not playing yet. I do think number two is going to be a big sweepstakes since there are about four guys I would put in there which are Jalen Suggs, Evan Mobley… Jalen Green, and Jonathan Kuminga, and you can even make the argument for Scotty Barnes from Florida State. So that’s five guys that have a real argument for the second or third-best player in the draft. It’s deep at the top, it is a very deep lottery class.