through No. 14 for the June 26 draft.
Oden-Durant arguably is the most blatant either-or scenario in NBA Draft history.
Oden and Durant were clearly the top two prospects last year.
More than a few scouts have claimed this year's draft is an either-or between Beasley and Rose.
Following are other drafts that could be considered as an either-or.
Teams with the first pick based their selection on need. But in some instances, a player taken much later in the draft wound up far more worthy as the No. 1 choice:
2004: C Dwight Howard or C Emeka Okafor.
Correct answer: Howard (No. 1 by Orlando).
2003: G-F LeBron James or F Carmelo Anthony.
Correct answer: James (No. 1 by Cleveland).
2000: F Kenyon Martin or C Stromile Swift.
Correct answer: G Michael Redd (No. 43 overall by Milwaukee).
1999: F Elton Brand or G Steve Francis.
Correct pick: Brand (No. 1 overall by Chicago).
1993: F Chris Webber or G Anfernee Hardaway.
Correct pick: Webber (No. 1 by Orlando, traded to Golden State).
1992: C Shaquille O'Neal or C Alonzo Mourning.
Correct pick: O'Neal (No. 1 by Orlando).
1989: F Pervis Ellison or F Danny Ferry.
Correct pick: G Tim Hardaway (No. 14 by Golden State).
1986: C Brad Daugherty or G Len Bias.
Correct pick: G Mark Price (No. 25 overall by Dallas).
1981: F Mark Aguirre or G Isiah Thomas.
Correct pick: Thomas (No. 2 by Detroit).
1970: C Bob Lanier or G Pete Maravich.
Correct pick: Lanier (No. 1 by Detroit).
1960: G Oscar Robertson or G Jerry West.
Correct pick: Robertson (No. 1 by Cincinnati).
1954: G-F Frank Selvy or F Bob Pettit.
Correct pick: Pettit (No. 2 by Milwaukee Hawks).