NBA Mock Draft ’23: Post-Lottery

2. Charlotte Hornets — Brandon Miller, F, Alabama

Brandon Miller is the type of prospect that scouts salivate over. At a shade under 6-foot-10, he’s the classic explosive athlete with a string bean frame yet tantalizing upside. There’s no doubt that he must add strength and bulk to his 200-pound frame. With that said, Miller does possess a toolbox worth investing in.

He can play both the 3 and 4 spots (and projects to probably be more of a stretch four down the line). Miller is known for being very good in the mid-range, and he also has ability when taking bigger players off the dribble. There’s a smoothness to his game — and the potential on the defensive side of the floor is undeniable. Charlotte narrowly missed out on No. 1, but Miller would be in contention for the top pick any other year and projects to be a good fit next to Hornets star LaMelo Ball.

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