11th or 12th
Many of today's young players grew up idolizing those – like LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Chris Paul and Carmelo Anthony – who were not afraid to speak out on socio-political issues.
Combine that with the fact that NBA salaries continue to rise, and players no longer need to join the media to express their views, there's less of a reason for retired players to take cush, high-paying gigs as player analysts.
With more young NBA players using their platform to affect change in American politics, who will follow in the footsteps of Bill Bradley and Kevin Johnson and enter into politics?
Beyond the obvious starters and 2019-20 draft picks – and throw Marquese Chriss into the obvious group – Ky Bowman, Juan Toscano-Anderson and Mychael Mulder will be competing for one or two spots on the roster.
The inherent problem with traditional backup point guards is that they often don't produce enough offensively to make up for their shortcomings on defense.
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