13. Utah Jazz: Furkan Korkmaz (SG-Turkey)
- 18 yrs.
- 6’7″, 185 lbs.
Furkan Korkmaz is an excellent draft and stash candidate for any team, and with the Utah Jazz’s great young core they’ll be able to watch him grow for a year or two overseas.
He’s shot at least 40 percent from deep in three of four FIBA tournaments (since 2013) and 42.3 percent a year ago during his first year with Anadolu Efes. Korkmaz is a lights-out shooter, but he can also jump out of the gym and score in transition.
14. Chicago Bulls: Demetrius Jackson (PG-Notre Dame)
- 21 yrs.
- 6’1″, 194 lbs.
Demetrius Jackson averaged 17.6 points per 40 minutes this season and had a strong showing in the NCAA Tournament for Notre Dame.
Jackson will provide a much-needed scoring punch behind Derrick Rose and help when Rose inevitably goes down with an injury.
Jackson’s shooting percentages went down drastically this season, including his three-point shooting. That went down to an alarming 33.1 percent this season, after shooting in the 40s in his first two.
Still, Jackson is smart with the ball and with current backup point guard Aaron Brooks about to be a free agent the Bulls could use another.
15. Denver Nuggets (via Rockets) : Tyler Ulis (PG-Kentucky)
- 20 yrs.
- 5’9″, 160 lbs.
Tyler Ulis could end up being the steal of the draft. He was a consensus First-Team All-American who lead the country in assists. If he ends up a backup behind a good young point guard like Emanuel Mudiay than the concerns about his size should be alleviated.
Ulis ran one of the nation’s best offenses with precision at Kentucky and is capable of doing the same thing at the NBA level.