16. Orlando Magic: Tyler Herro, G, Kentucky
At 6’5″ Tyler Herro has decent size for a pure shooter who can absolutely stroke it from deep. He hit 35.5 percent from beyond the arc and 93.5 percent from the free throw line as a freshman this year. Those numbers should improve moving forward.
The Magic could use a knock-down shooter to add to their bevy of options on the interior and Herro fits the bill.
17. Brooklyn Nets: Bol Bol, C, Oregon
Bol Bol suffered a foot injury after just nine games at Oregon and it sidelined the 7’2″ center for the rest of his freshman season. Still, he showed what he could do in a short time in college. He moves incredibly well for his size, is a great finisher and can even step out and knock down 3-pointers.
Bol’s spot in the draft will largely depend on his performance during the pre-draft process. If he shows his foot is healed and won’t be a long-term issue, he could go much earlier than this. But if he’s on the board at 17 there’s no reason for the Nets to pass on him.
18. Indiana Pacers: Rui Hachimura, F, Gonzaga
Rui Hachimura is a modern power forward with touch, strength and the ability to defend, the 6’9″ 21-year-old is versatile and should translate well to the NBA. An elite college player, Hachimura took his game to the next level this year and a good pre-draft process could vault him into the lottery.
The Pacers need a few more versatile players, and with Thaddeus Young entering free agency, Hachimura could be an immediate replacement.
19. San Antonio Spurs: Grant Williams, F, Tennessee
At 6’7″ and 235 pounds, Grant Williams is an odd fit for the NBA. He’s a wing, but will likely need to cut some weight at the next level. He’s not a great athlete, but he is a really good, all-around basketball player. He’s a solid shooter and does all the little things well.
Williams is the exact kind of smart, savvy veteran player Gregg Popovich loves to get the most out of.
20. Boston Celtics (via LA Clippers): Nickeil Alexander-Walker, G, Virginia Tech
Nickeil Alexander-Walker is a 6’6″ guard who can play both on or off the ball. He’s a physical ball-handler who has excellent vision and can guard every backcourt spot. His shot needs to get better, but that shouldn’t take long. He was great as a sophomore this year and he hasn’t come close to reaching his potential.
Kyrie Irving could be bolting this summer and the Celtics could use a physical presence in the backcourt. Alexander-Walker is a perfect fit for the team’s needs and Brad Stevens’ system.