13. Phoenix Suns (via Wizards) : Deyonta Davis (PF/C-Michigan State)[graphiq id=”gSYmLylRLtX” title=”Deyonta Davis” width=”500″ height=”748″ url=”https://w.graphiq.com/w/gSYmLylRLtX” link=”https://www.graphiq.com” link_text=”Visualization by Graphiq” ]
Deyonta Davis averaged 3.9 blocks per 40 minutes in his one season at Michigan State. Despite limited time on the court, he showed promise as an elite rim protector.
The Suns don’t have a single big that provides hope for the future of the franchise. Davis can be that guy.
14. Chicago Bulls : Demetrius Jackson (PG-Notre Dame)[graphiq id=”iSJr9eefHRX” title=”Demetrius Jackson – Notre Dame Fighting Irish” width=”600″ height=”593″ url=”https://w.graphiq.com/w/iSJr9eefHRX” link=”http://ncaa-basketball-players.pointafter.com/l/2066/Demetrius-Jackson” link_text=”Demetrius Jackson – Notre Dame Fighting Irish | PointAfter” ]
Demetrius Jackson was a career 38 percent shooter from three-point range in college so he brings instant offense to the Chicago Bulls. He’s an underrated defensive player too.
The Bulls haven’t drafted a point guard since Derrick Rose in 2008. He only has one year remaining on his deal and is unlikely to return.
15. Denver Nuggets (via Rockets) : Denzel Valentine (SG-Michigan State)[graphiq id=”93fCTXZKsZL” title=”Denzel Valentine – Michigan State Spartans” width=”600″ height=”593″ url=”https://w.graphiq.com/w/93fCTXZKsZL” link=”http://ncaa-basketball-players.pointafter.com/l/1733/Denzel-Valentine” link_text=”Denzel Valentine – Michigan State Spartans | PointAfter” ]
Denzel Valentine was one of the best college players in the country last season and is arguably the most versatile player in the draft.
At 6-foot-5 220 lbs., Valentine can shoot the three, play defense, and pass. The Nuggets were 26th in three-point shooting, 24th in points allowed per 100 possessions, and 14th in assists. Valentine can help change that right away.