10. Toronto Raptors (via Knicks) : Ivan Rabb (PF-Cal)
- 19 yrs.
- 6’10”, 215 lbs.
The Toronto Raptors need a power forward, and Ivan Rabb is the best one on the board. He played second fiddle all season to Jaylen Brown, but he ended up looking just as good. Rabb isn’t a shooter at all, evidenced by the fact that he only attempted two three-point shots this season.
Rabb prefers to play down low, and while at Cal he was a defensive star. Rabb averaged 11.9 rebounds and 1.7 blocks per 40 minutes while shooting 61.5 percent from the field.
11. Orlando Magic: Denzel Valentine (SG-Michigan State)
- 22 yrs.
- 6’6″, 223 lbs.
Denzel Valentine was one of the best all-around players in the game while at Michigan State. He was AP Player of the Year, Big Ten Player of the Year, and Consensus first-team All-American in one of the best all-time seasons by a Michigan State player.
On a per 40 minute basis, Valentine averaged 23.3 points, 9.4 assists, 9.1 rebounds, and 1.3 steals on a slash line of .462/.444/.853.
As a senior, Valentine will able to contribute right away for the Magic and their defensive-minded head coach Scott Skiles.
12. Phoenix Suns (via Wizards) : Timothe Luwawu (SG/SF-France)
- 20 yrs.
- 6’7″, 205 lbs.
Timothe Luwawu has the ability to be a prototypical three-and-d player in today’s game. He has the length to guard on the wing and his three-point shooting improved by over 10 percentage points from last season.
The Suns can use all the talent possible, but adding another three-point shooter to go with this year’s rookie, Devin Booker, would be huge.