It will be interesting to see if teams draft as many high schoolers as they have been 1-and-dones. In 2004 there were 8 high schoolers drafted (all in the first) and in 2005 there were nine drafted (3 1sts, 6 2nds), and only 18 total for the 6 drafts prior. Now there are that many 1-and-dones taken in the lottery.
It's also interesting to look at the names taken -- in that 2004 1st round, which is what caused owners to move to get rid of high schoolers in the draft with 8 having been selected -- they were pretty good selections. Howard went 1st, which was an obvious hit. Livingston went 4th, and but for his terrible knee injury that pick would have probably looked good, considering how useful he was in the second half of his career. Robert Swift and Sebastian Telfair were duds at 12 and 13, but at 15 we have Big Al Jefferson, 17 Josh Smith, 18 JR Smith, and 19 Dorell Wright. That's a pretty good success rate for picks. A superstar, two guys who probably deserved an all-star nod at least once in their career (Al and Smith) and three others who were starters/rotation players for at least a decade, with two playing key roles on championship teams.
Teams did a good job selecting the correct high schoolers the last time around -- it's curious to see what will happen this time.