Originally Posted by carp
Why can't it? Was Jordan not the steal of his draft? Durant could be seen as a steal at #2.... Wade at 5.... I don't see why you can't have a top 5 pick be the steal of the draft when it's very likely top 5 selections can also be major busts. It's a crapshoot, nothing is guaranteed. There may be good picks later, but not necessarily better. Who knows.
After picking Valanciunas last year @ #5, we heard everywhere that he was the steal of the draft and if it wasn't for the buyout he would have gone #2.