From Markelle Fultz at #1 all the way down to Luke Kennard or Frank Ntilikina, the 2017 NBA Draft is loaded with elite guards at the top, and has depth at the position as well behind the cream of the crop. Eight of the fourteen 2017 lottery picks could very well be point guards or shooting guards, which would be the most guard-heavy draft since 2009.
Lonzo Ball isn't the next Jason Kidd. With that said, it's hard to ignore some of the similarities between Kidd and Ball. Both born in California, Pac-12 Freshmen of the Year, big point guards with game-changing transition play, a pass-first mindset, elite basketball instincts and a special confidence about them, the parallels are striking enough to further explore.