He is seen as an interesting long-term play as the league continues to look for floor spacing from the frontcourt. While he has a wide range of floaters with great touch in the paint, he needs to improve at finishing through contact at the rim. And let the record show the former five-star recruit was respectable in the NBL. He doesn't create many highlights nor is he a great shooter. His ball handling needs work and he shot 28.6% from 3 in his one season at Auburn. He shot very few three pointers and there’s still some question about how well he will be able to extend his shot out to the perimeter and become an effective face up scorer. But there are signs that he can improve in this area, as he has good form and solid fundamentals in his shooting stroke. Okoro is regarded by many as the best wing defender in this year's draft class. They could easily land a player at eight in this draft that will end up better than a handful of guys taken before him. His father having been a professional basketball player in italy and his Mom having been a professional volleyball player gives him both the genes and the mental predisposition to be successful. Pokusevski is ultra-skilled with great positional size and rare passing, dribbling and scoring talents, but he's skinny, raw and unfinished. Look for the Warriors to shop this pick, either for an established veteran or perhaps move into the 4-8 range to target someone like Obi Toppin or Deni Avdija. • Read Bleacher Report’s full mock draft here. In a perfect world for the Knicks, Killian Hayes or Tyrese Haliburton falls to them here. Kids News: How did Jamal Murray make it to the NBA? NBA draft expert Jeremy Woo makes his picks for both rounds. But Flynn really does have a lot of the same attributes that have helped VanVleet carve out a better-than-anybody-expected career. He’s an over-achiever type that maximizes his abilities utilizing a 6-11 wingspan to defend and rebound and he has also begun to develop some versatility in his offensive repertoire. He has a nose for the ball and is a pest on that end of the floor, averaging over one steal and block per game this past season at Florida State. Okongwu was one of the biggest breakout freshmen surprises in 2019-20. If that happens, a team could get him to realize his immense potential and play more consistently. Historically, recent high school graduates were eligible to be drafted to the NBA, but as of 2006, the rules state that a player must be at least one year removed from their high school graduation and be at least 19 years old. He doesn't have an arsenal of post moves and his passing needs work, but he should thrive as a lob target and has both the strength and touch to become an effective post scorer.

And there's not a franchise in the NBA, Washington included, that couldn't use a player who can reasonably be described that way. A long, rangy and versatile guard, Tyrese Haliburton gives Atlanta a defensive playmaker who can mesh with Trae Young in the backcourt and also pack a punch as an offensive weapon with or without him on the court.