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NBA draft questions: Traded pick values and stat projections

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What can statistical analysis tell us about the 2019 NBA draft? With Thursday's draft (7 p.m. ET on ESPN) just days away, it's time to cram if you've been too busy following the NBA Finals and free-agency rumors to prepare.

Statistics can help us answer some of the big questions about the draft, including the top prospects available in terms of performance to date, the value of draft picks and the reason to be cautious when drafting a center.

Let's try to answer these questions and more ahead of the draft.