2015 NBA Re-Draft: The Year of the Unicorn

30. Golden State Warriors – Rondae Hollis-Jefferson


Original Spot For Hollis-Jefferson: 23rd Overall (Nets)
Original 30th Pick: Kevon Looney

The Warriors love their 6’7” versatile defenders with the ability to switch across multiple positions. The talented Jefferson falls down the draft board for his awful jump shot, but everybody learns how to make a three when they go to Oakland.

29. Brooklyn Nets – Kevon Looney


Original Spot For Looney: 30th Overall (Warriors)
Original 29th Pick: Chris McCullough

Nobody is saving the Nets from the No. 29 spot. Looney has potential – good size and quick feet for a power forward – and has the chance to be a rotational player down the line. That’s a win for Brooklyn at this point.

28. Los Angeles Clippers – Rashad Vaughn


Original Spot For Vaughn: 17th Overall (Bucks)
Original 28th Pick: R.J. Hunter

The Clippers have gotten zero offensive production from their bench outside of Jamal Crawford and (occasionally) Austin Rivers. Vaughn was one of the top scorers at the collegiate level even though it hasn’t quite translated to the NBA level. Still, he’s got the off-the-bounce game to become a bench spark, and was drafted when he was just 18-years old.

27. Los Angeles Lakers – Richaun Holmes


Original Spot For Holmes: 37th Overall (76ers)
Original 27th Pick: Larry Nance Jr.

Holmes came on late for the 76ers at the tail end of last season. He’s a good athlete with the physical tools to become a solid rim-runner/shot-blocker rotational piece for a good team. The Lakers have given big minutes to Timofey Mozgov and Tarik Black over the past two years. As such, they could afford giving Holmes a shot.

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