30. Alex Len — Atlanta Hawks
The former top-10 pick never did live up to the hype he brought in from the college ranks. Len battled both inconsistency and injury issues during his tenure in Phoenix. Now in Atlanta, he’s ready for a fresh start. Len can score a little bit, and isn’t immobile from the center position. He’ll be given a big opportunity to showcase himself as a potential piece in Atlanta’s future plans.
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29. Wendell Carter Jr. — Chicago Bulls
The rookie out of Duke will one day be a good NBA player. Carter Jr. is both skilled and smart with the ball in his hands. Many basketball pundits believe he has Al Horford-like upside — while others see a shot-blocking force with a sneaky-good post game. Chicago is in the midst of a rebuild. Once Lauri Markkanen comes back healthy, it will be interesting to see how the duo work together.
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28. Damian Jones — Golden State Warriors
Jones is the lucky fifth cog in the Warriors’ juggernaut starting lineup. After featuring sparingly over the last two seasons, Jones is now entrenched as the team’s starting center. Jones’ primary responsibilities include rim-running, blocking shots, and catching lobs. He’s done a decent job of that thus far — though he must improve upon his conditioning. At this point, Jones will be keeping the seat warm — whilst garnering experience — until DeMarcus ‘Boogie’ Cousins is healthy enough to assume the role.
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