When looking at players like Kobe Bryant, Dwayne Wade, Steve Nash, Ray Allen etc... who weren't even close to being a first pick and comparing them to Andrew Bogut, Andrea Bargnani etc..., I Question the need for tanking to draft a great player. It all seems nothing more than luck and how a player matures. You may pick the best player available but who guarantees that player is not already maxed out on BB IQ and improvement.
Below is the list of the all time 1st overall picks:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_fi ... raft_picks
Is it really luck or are some teams development programs that much better than others?