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Pick 16: Philadelphia 76ers (via Suns) Select Zhaire Smith, G, Texas Tech
The 76ers have traded the draft rights to Mikal Bridges to the Suns for a 2021 first and Zhaire Smith. He is an explosive athlete and a solid shooter. Most importantly, he is an amazing shot blocker and rebounder for a guard. He fits in seamlessly in Philadelphia’s scheme where he won’t be asked to do much offensively.
Pick 17: Milwaukee Bucks Select Donte DiVincenzo, G, Villanova
The Final Four Most Oustanding Player lands in Milwaukee. He’s an excellent shooter, a great athlete and leader, and a tough defender. He should make an impact as a 3-D player early with the potential to be a star in the future. The Bucks love athletic players and DiVincenzo is no difference. He should see big minutes off of the bench on the wing for Milwaukee.
Pick 18: San Antonio Spurs Select Lonnie Walker IV, G, Miami
The Spurs pick up the Miami guard Lonnie Walker IV, my 10th ranked player in this class. He is an elite, explosive athlete, a great shooter, a creative scorer, and a tough defender. He will be able to get buckets in San Antonio right away. Amidst rumors of Kawhi Leonard leaving, Walker could become one of the faces of this franchise in due time.
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Pick 19: Atlanta Hawks Select Kevin Huerter, F, Maryland
Huerter is one of the biggest risers of this process, raising his stock from a second rounder to a top 20 player. He’s an elite shooter with a solid handle. He will provide invaluable spacing and scoring for the Hawks on the wing. With Huerter and Trae Young, the Hawks are looking to build one of the best three-point shooting teams in the NBA.
Pick 20: Minnesota Timberwolves Select Josh Okogie, G, Georgia Tech
The Timberwolves desperately need defenders, shooters, and depth. Okogie provides all of this. He’s athletic, a very good defender, and a solid shooter. On a very thin Minnesota team, Okogie should see minutes right away off of the bench, he will be a very valuable bench piece on a Wolves team looking to make the next step.
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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