7 of the Best Second-Round Picks in NBA Draft History It is a habit for NBA fans, teams, and pundits alike to put too much value on the draft lottery. Because of that, there is great value put on earning a lottery pick, and even tanking to get the pick in the process. Good teams, however, have a knack for finding talent regardless of their draft position. The Spurs excel at it. So do the Warriors. While the lottery picks get all the glory in the NBA draft, the second-round picks often steal the show once their careers begin.