After Davis, a wide open draft

Kentucky's Anthony Davis is expected to be the No. 1 overall pick in the 2012 NBA draft. Paul Abell/US Pressiwre

The NBA draft is right around the corner. My friends, after Anthony Davis hears his name called number one, it is going to be wide open. Picks 2-5 could be a combination of different players which will influence the entire draft.

The bottom line is, this will be a crapshoot. You often need a few years to figure out whether a player pans out. There is not the same instant gratification via the draft as there was several years ago.

After spending time putting this on paper and changing it several times, the VBDI (Vitale Bald Dome Index) has come up with projections. My friends, I hope this goes as well as my picks for the NBA finals so far on Twitter.