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Pick 26: Philadelphia 76ers Select Landry Shamet, G, Wichita State
The 76ers land an excellent shooter in Landry Shamet. He’s long, a solid athlete, a smart player, and is an elite shooter. He fits well with Philadelphia and should be a good backup point guard and floor spacer for the 76ers.
Pick 27: Boston Celtics Select Robert Williams, C, Texas A&M
The Celtics get a good value here with Williams late here in the first round. Williams has questions about his attitude, work ethic, and offense, but is a great rebounder, shot blocker, and a good finisher at the rim. He is a mobile big and a perfect fit for the Celtics behind Al Horford. Williams enters an excellent situation in Boston with great coaching and a great culture.
Pick 28: Golden State Warriors Select Jacob Evans, F, Cincinnati
The Warriors add a jack of all trades player here in Jacob Evans. He’s a tough, strong defender and a very good three-point shooter. Evans isn’t exceptional at anything but also doesn’t have any major weaknesses. He fits right in with the Warriors in a bench role as a valuable defender and shooter for the defending champs.
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Pick 29: Brooklyn Nets Select Dzanan Musa, F, Cedevita (Croatia)
Musa is a fluid athlete, a good shooter, and a creative scorer. He isn’t a great athlete or defender but his ability to put the ball in the hoop can’t be overstated. Brooklyn has done an excellent job acquiring talent over the last few years and Musa should be able to continue that trend. Musa wants to come over right away and the Nets likely will buy his contract out.
Pick 30: Atlanta Hawks Select Omari Spellman, C, Villanova
The Hawks fill their need at center with the last pick of the first. Spellman is an excellent three-point shooter, a good defender, and a very good rebounder with an exceptionally high motor. He’s a high energy player that Atlanta will love. Atlanta rounds out the first round of their draft with another shooter. With Young, Huerter, and Spellman, the Hawks could be a premier shooting team next season.
Ben Pfeifer is the Managing Editor of the Colts for Full Press Coverage, the AFC South Division Editor, and head NBA editor. Want to continue the discussion? Contact Ben Pfeifer on Twitter @Ben_Pfeifer_, @FPC_NBA and @FPC_Colts.
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