NBA Draft Big Board 2022: Top 50 Prospects Update | Launderer’s report
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20. Jake LaRavia (Wake Forest, PF, Junior)
LaRavia is our biggest lifter after going through the movie. His versatility seems perfectly suited for an NBA support role, assuming three-point shooting on limited volume wasn’t smooth. For a 6’9″ forward, LaRavia should fit in well with his shooting-dribble-passing skills and clear defensive instincts.
19. Kendall Brown (Baylor, SF, Freshman)
Brown’s explosiveness looks powerful enough that he contributes without a lot of offensive skill. It might be a year or two before he’s a regular rotation player. He will gain minutes by getting easy transition buckets, cutting and playing defensively, although he can eventually add value with his passing and open shooting.
18. Mark Williams (Duke, C, sophomore)
Williams’ strengths and weaknesses are well defined. Teams know what they are going to receive, and some that already have crosses may not show any interest at all. Teams in need of rim protection will target Williams as a potential Clint Capela type, although he has also shown he has a bit of post game and touch by making 72.7% of his throws frank.
17. Ochai Agbaji (Kansas, SG/SF, Senior)
Shooting, athletics and defensive tools create a role playing field for Agbaji. Limited skills in creating, scoring pull-ups and making play suggests it will be difficult for him to offer anything other than threes and Ds.
16. Patrick Baldwin (Milwaukee, SF/PF, freshman)
Baldwin has a good chance to help himself in training after a debut season that couldn’t have been much worse. The eye test on his sweater (plus high school and FIBA tape) should make it easy for NBA teams to ignore his numbers. And while his lack of explosion raises questions about the quality of his creation, there should still be some first-round value tied to his shot for a 6’9″ wing or forward.
15. TyTy Washington (Kentucky, PG/SG, Freshman)
Washington’s action has taken a hit over the past two months, although there was reason to believe an ankle injury contributed to his game’s downfall. He’s still a well-rounded guard with a three-point range, a comfortable pull-up game, exceptional float, and a high passing IQ. The big question is how much his athletic limitations might hold him back as a creator.
14. Johnny Davis (Wisconsin, SG, sophomore)
After receiving a 32.5 utilization percentage, Davis will consider a major role adjustment. It wouldn’t be surprising to see an ineffective rookie season from the guard who didn’t take many threes and struggled to consistently create separation.
Still, it’s worth betting on Davis’ tough shooting and defense. Even if his lack of shooting and exploding hold him back, a team should always have a two-way player who can apply pressure with his driving, pulling game and defense.
13. Jalen Duren (Memphis, C, Freshman)
Duren won’t be for everyone given his lack of shooting, ball handling and positional versatility. It will attract interest from teams interested in adding easier baskets and rim protection, which its 250-pound frame, 7’5″ wingspan and jumping ability are sure to provide.
12. Bennedict Mathurin (Arizona, SG/SF, Sophomore)
The training season should help highlight Mathurin’s strengths as an athlete and a shooter. After seeing it up close, executives might find it easier to overlook its inconsistent production and intensity.
11. Tari Eason (LSU, PF, Sophomore)
Versatility and robustness are Eason signatures. He doesn’t project himself as a high-potential goalscorer, but for a strong striker there’s a lot to love about his ability to manage transitions, attack the fences, play physically inside and defend the big and small. wings.