30. T.J. McConnell – Philadelphia 76ers
2017 Stats (as of 4/14/2017): 6.9 PPG, 6.6 APG, 3.1 RPG, 1.7 SPG, 0.1 BPG, 46.1 FG%, 20.0 3PT%, 26.3 MPG
“The Process” had led to Philadelphia implementing McConnell at the point. This figures to change next season — as the arrival of Ben Simmons will likely lead to the point forward handling the ball a good portion of the time. McConnell is the quintessential backup point guard — utilizing cleverness, effort, acumen, and character to get the job done. While McConnell’s lack of physical tools limits his ceiling as a starter, he should be an integral member of the bench for the foreseeable future.
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29. Yogi Ferrell – Dallas Mavericks
2017 Stats (as of 4/14/2017): 11.3 PPG, 4.3 APG, 2.8 RPG, 1.1 SPG, 0.2 BPG, 41.2 FG%, 40.3 3PT%, 29.1 MPG
Ferrell came out of nowhere to snag the point guard position midway through the season. He surprised Dallas with his ability to shoot it from deep, and also was more than willing to challenge defenders off the dribble. Ferrell’s body of work isn’t overly comprehensive. As such, it’s unknown as to what his long term future in Dallas will be. If De’Aaron Fox or Dennis Smith are available when the Mavs pick in this year’s NBA Draft, don’t be surprised if they choose one of them.
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