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11. Indiana Pacers

Frank Wagner, F, Michigan | Sophomore

For a team that is rarely in the NBA Draft Lottery, the Indiana Pacers need to make the most of their selection. Trading up a few spots to add a more dynamic talent would likely be the best course of action, but assuming they remain where they end up, adding shooting and playmaking in the form of Franz Wagner would not be a bad choice whatsoever.

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12. Sacramento Kings

Corey Kispert, F, Gonzaga | Senior

It never hurts to add more perimeter shooting and that’s precisely what the Sacramento Kings would be receiving by selecting Corey Kispert. The Marvin Bagley III experiment has failed and it’s important the team builds around Richaun Holmes as the long-term answer at the five with lots of shooting around De’Aaron Fox out on the perimeter.

13. Golden State Warriors

Zhaire Williams, F, Stanford | Freshman

Given the limitations in the Golden State Warriors’ financial landscape, adding important complementary players is vital using the NBA Draft. Zhaire Williams is an intriguing ‘3-and-D’ wing at 6-foot-8 and would thrive playing alongside dynamic talents like Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson. This would be a real win for Golden State and provide an immediate replacement for Kelly Oubre Jr.

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14. Memphis Grizzlies

James Bouknight, G, UCONN | Sophomore

The roster construction of the Memphis Grizzlies is highlighted by franchise-building blocks Ja Morant and Jaren Jackson Jr. At the back end of the NBA Draft Lottery, there wouldn’t be an easy pathway to a star player but the dynamic scoring ability of Corey Kispert would feel as close as it gets to it. He could add a needed set of intangibles to raise the Grizzlies’ offensive profile.

15. Boston Celtics

Kai Jones, F/C, Texas | Sophomore

The Boston Celtics face a strange position as a franchise. They’ve had so many first round picks over the years and have added prospects at just about every position. It wouldn’t hurt to add more big man threats to develop and the athletic play-finisher in Kai Jones would be an intriguing option. Robert Williams has been impressive but he doesn’t stand at 6-foot-11 with a 7-foot-1 wingspan like Jones.

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