24. Elfrid Payton – Orlando Magic
2017 Stats (as of 4/14/2017): 12.8 PPG, 6.5 APG, 4.7 RPG, 1.1 SPG, 0.5 BPG, 47.1 FG%, 27.4 3PT%, 29.4 MPG
Payton’s numbers have steadily grown in each of the first three seasons he’s played in the NBA. Much like Mudiay, he struggles to shoot from the perimeter. Payton has shown the propensity to get into lane and finish in traffic. With that said, there are questions as to whether he can be a true lead guard in the league.
23. Malcolm Brogdon – Milwaukee Bucks
2017 Stats (as of 4/14/2017): 10.2 PPG, 4.2 APG, 2.8 RPG, 1.1 SPG, 0.2 BPG, 45.7 FG%, 40.4 3PT%, 26.4 MPG
Brogdon has been a revelation for Jason Kidd and the Bucks. He’s shown a maturity beyond his years, and is likely set to become the NBA Rookie of the Year. A truly efficient player, Brogdon can score in a myriad of ways. He uses his height to post up smaller players in the post, and can also fill it up from the perimeter. Milwaukee appears to have gotten a big steal in Brogdon — whom was picked No. 36 in last year’s draft.
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