Welcome to The Painted Lines Sixers draft guide. Here you will find a range of prospects that match specified team needs. The tool also links to in-depth player evaluations, where you can learn more about an individual prospect. So without any further ado, let’s dive in!

DATE

Wednesday November 18, 2020 

PICKS

#21 (via OKC)

#34 (via ATL)

#36 (via NYK)

#49

#58 (via ORL)

NEEDS & PRIORITY

Philadelphia enters the draft under a new head coach and staff. Our man Austin Krell did a tremendous job breaking down Doc Rivers’ offense. Doc’s teams were consistently among the top pick and roll lineups in the NBA. The Sixers under Brett Brown were not. Philadelphia was exposed for the lack of ball handlers and shooters last season. These are two key elements of a Rivers spread pick and roll offense.

On the other side, Elton Brand will continue to build around Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid. Conceptualizing what that means is also important. The Sixers lacked considerable passing prowess and player motion last season. Surrounding both stars with those traits should unlock easier offense moving forward. With that in mind, these are the team’s five draft needs in priority order.

DRAFT TARGETS

All needs consist of a HIGH, MEDIUM, LOW, STEAL, and PROJECT prospect. Here is a breakdown of what each category represents: 

  • HIGH – realistic first-round option.
  • MEDIUM – late first to the middle part of the second round.
  • LOW – found in the back of the draft (or in free agency).
  • STEAL – a high-end talent that could slide in the draft (or a potential target to move up).
  • PROJECT – raw player with the tools to develop in 1-2 seasons.

The main factors that contributed to player projections included college production, athletic profile, and translatable skills. So, here are the names to keep an eye on in November.

PICK AND ROLL MAESTROS

MALACHI FLYNN 

CATEGORY: HIGH

POSITION: Combo Guard

SCHOOL: San Diego State

SIZE / WEIGHT: 6’2″ / 185 lbs.

WINGSPAN: 6’3″

WHAT TO LIKE: Tremendous feel orchestrating basic pick and roll. A fluid shooter off screens. Attacks defensive switches off the dribble. A smart and decisive passer.

WHAT NOT TO LIKE: Limited defensive versatility. Struggles to manage size on both ends of the court. Inconsistent defensive effort. 

PROJECTED ROLE – CEILING: Low-end starter who can orchestrate the offense and space the floor.

PROJECTED ROLE – FLOOR: Back up point guard with limiting defensive traits for crunch time minutes.

SYNERGY STAT(s): 1.06 points per pick and roll possession (96th percentile). 40% of total possessions.

FULL BREAKDOWN: Everything you need to know about Malachi Flynn

 

DEVON DOTSON

CATEGORY: MEDIUM

POSITION: Point Guard

SCHOOL: Kansas

SIZE / WEIGHT: 6’2″ / 185 lbs.

WINGSPAN: 6’3.25″

WHAT TO LIKE: Explosive attacking in space. Possesses a strong handle. Manages ball pressure well. Advanced passer off the roll (and in open court).

WHAT NOT TO LIKE: Highly inconsistent shooter with subpar mechanics. Limited scorer off the dribble. A one-position defender. 

PROJECTED ROLE – CEILING: Back-up shot-creator at 20-25 minutes per game. 

PROJECTED ROLE – FLOOR: G-League due to lack of shooting development. 

SYNERGY STAT(s): 0.98 points per pick and roll possession (84th percentile). 5th in the Big 12 in isolation points.

FULL BREAKDOWN: Everything you need to know about Devon Dotson

 

CASSIUS WINSTON

CATEGORY: LOW

POSITION: Combo Guard

SCHOOL: Michigan State

SIZE / WEIGHT: 6’1″ / 200 lbs.

WINGSPAN: 6’5″

WHAT TO LIKE: Elite passing vision. Tight and shifty handle. Strong. Can play off contact. Provides significant off-ball shooting.

WHAT NOT TO LIKE: Below the rim athlete. Limited as a three-level scorer. Below average explosion on the ball. 

PROJECTED ROLE – CEILING: Back-up combo guard. Finds a niche running a second unit. 

PROJECTED ROLE – FLOOR:  G League due to severe athletic limitations.

SYNERGY STAT(s): 3rd in the Big 10 in pick and roll scoring. 1.27 points per spot-up possession (97th percentile)

FULL BREAKDOWN: Everything you need to know about Cassius Winston

 

KIRA LEWIS

CATEGORY: STEAL

POSITION: Combo Guard

SCHOOL: Alabama 

SIZE / WEIGHT: 6’3″ / 165 lbs.

WINGSPAN: 6’5″

WHAT TO LIKE: Supreme downhill quickness. Explosive first step. Subtle passer out of the pick and roll. Can expose defenders going left or right. High floor spacer potential playing off the catch. 

WHAT NOT TO LIKE: Questionable decision-maker on the ball. Wild. Susceptible to a high volume of turnovers. Low release. Struggles to get shot off the bounce. Raw positional defender. 

PROJECTED ROLE – CEILING: Fringe All-Star. Main shot-creator in high leverage situations. 

PROJECTED ROLE – FLOOR:  Sixth man and top of the rotation contributor.

SYNERGY STAT(s): 31% of possessions out of the pick and roll. 1.28 points per catch and shoot possession.

FULL BREAKDOWN: Everything you need to know about Kira Lewis

Video Scouting Report

 

TYRESE MAXEY

CATEGORY: PROJECT

POSITION: Combo Guard

SCHOOL: Kentucky

SIZE / WEIGHT: 6’3″ / 200 lbs.

WINGSPAN: 6’7.75″

WHAT TO LIKE: Refined shot maker. Crafty change of direction and hesitation dribble. Great balance near the rim. Mirrors ball handler stride for stride on defense. Hounds shooters off screens.

WHAT NOT TO LIKE: Drives to score. Limited passing vision off the drive. Questionable shot selection. Inconsistent shooter. Lacks instincts to run pick and roll.

PROJECTED ROLE – CEILING: Starter. 3rd team All-NBA defender.

PROJECTED ROLE – FLOOR:  Top of the rotation ball handler. Used as a defensive matchup.

SYNERGY STAT(s): 21% of possessions in the pick and roll. Allowed 0.26 points per one-on-one possession (97th percentile).

Video Scouting Report

KNOCKDOWN SHOOTERS

ISAIAH JOE

CATEGORY: HIGH

POSITION: Shooting Guard

SCHOOL: Arkansas

SIZE / WEIGHT: 6’5″ / 180 lbs.

WINGSPAN: 6’10”

WHAT TO LIKE: Substantial shooting range. Fast trigger off the catch or in transition. Quick to re-establish balance. Subtle step back shot-making. Long. Above-average space defender.

WHAT NOT TO LIKE: Lacks dynamic on the ball. Will force shots and play outside the flow of the offense. Limited on switches. Struggled with increased speed of play. 

PROJECTED ROLE – CEILING: 3&D starter. Top 10 in three-point attempts in a season. 

PROJECTED ROLE – FLOOR: Microwave-type shooter off the bench. 

SYNERGY STAT(s): 0.984 points per spot-up possession (70th percentile). 57.7% eFG in transition. 

FULL BREAKDOWN: Everything you need to know about Isaiah Joe

Video Scouting Report

 

DESMOND BANE

CATEGORY: MEDIUM

POSITION: Shooting Guard / Small Forward 

SCHOOL: TCU

SIZE / WEIGHT: 6’6″ / 215 lbs.

WINGSPAN: 6’4″

WHAT TO LIKE: Expanded offensive game. Comfortable rising off screens. Strong. Adds lineup flexibly at small forward. Plus passing vision.

WHAT NOT TO LIKE: Lack of straight-line speed off the dribble. Below-average lateral quickness. Settles in the mid-range often. Limited as a three-level scorer. 

PROJECTED ROLE – CEILING: Fringe starter. Stretch combo forward off the bench

PROJECTED ROLE – FLOOR: 15-20 minutes a game. Significantly limited by lack of athleticism. 

SYNERGY STAT(s): 1.149 points per spot-up possession (91st percentile). 19% of possessions off screens. 

FULL BREAKDOWN: Everything you need to know about Desmond Bane

Video Scouting Report

 

JORDAN NWORA

CATEGORY: LOW 

POSITION: Shooting Guard / Small Forward

SCHOOL: Louisville 

SIZE / WEIGHT: 6’8″ / 225 lbs.

WINGSPAN: 6’10.5″

WHAT TO LIKE: Quick shooting mechanics. A significant catch and shoot threat. Comfortable shooting off movement and in transition. High IQ player. 

WHAT NOT TO LIKE: Too slow and deliberate for man defense. Lacks awareness off the ball. Stationary when not engaged. Limited shot creator.

PROJECTED ROLE – CEILING: Spot up specialist off the bench.  

PROJECTED ROLE – FLOOR: Back of the rotation. Consistent DNPs. 

SYNERGY STAT(s): 1.33 points per catch and shoot possession (94th percentile). 4.3 points in transition (2nd in ACC).

FULL BREAKDOWN: Everything you need to know about Jordan Nwora

Video Scouting Report

 

TYRELL TERRY

CATEGORY: STEAL

POSITION: Combo Guard

SCHOOL: Stanford

SIZE / WEIGHT: 6’2″ / 160 lbs.

WINGSPAN: 6’2″

WHAT TO LIKE: Lethal shooter off the ball and in transition. Comfortable shooting off-balance. Operates off screens. Quick trigger. Plays passing lanes defensively. Decent handle.

WHAT NOT TO LIKE: Thin frame. Provides no resistance defensively. Attacked in the pick and roll. Average explosion on the ball. Struggles to create in isolation. 

PROJECTED ROLE – CEILING: Starter. Secondary ball handler and facilitator. High gravity player.

PROJECTED ROLE – FLOOR: Spot contributor off the bench. 15-20 minutes per game.

SYNERGY STAT(s): 1.33 points per guarded catch and shoot possession (93rd percentile). 26% of possessions in transition.

FULL BREAKDOWN: Everything you need to know about Tyrell Terry

Video Scouting Report

 

JAHMI’US RAMSEY

CATEGORY: PROJECT

POSITION: Combo Guard

SCHOOL: Texas Tech

SIZE / WEIGHT: 6’4″ / 195 lbs.

WINGSPAN: 6’6″

WHAT TO LIKE: Great size. Good first step. Attacks favorable matchups off the dribble. Deep NBA range. Quick processing off the catch.

WHAT NOT TO LIKE: Inefficient playmaker out of the pick and roll. Limited creator off the dribble. Raw passer with subpar vision. Inconsistent defensive effort. 

PROJECTED ROLE – CEILING: Catch and shoot specialist and an alternate ball handler. 

PROJECTED ROLE – FLOOR: Low effort defender. Bottom of the rotation contributor. 

SYNERGY STAT(s): 1.27 points per catch and shoot possession (91st percentile). 26% of possessions in spot-up opportunities. 

FULL BREAKDOWN: Everything you need to know about Jahmi’us Ramsey

Video Scouting Report

PULL UP BALL HANDLERS

IMMANUEL QUICKLEY

CATEGORY: HIGH

POSITION: Combo Guard

SCHOOL: Kentucky 

SIZE / WEIGHT: 6’3″ / 190 lbs.

WINGSPAN: 6’8″

WHAT TO LIKE: Long strides. Creates significant space off an explosive first step. Active off the ball. Relocates to passing lanes. Considerable improvements as a shooter. Smart and engaged defender. 

WHAT NOT TO LIKE: Potential ball stopper. Subpar court vision. Defers to teammates often. Lite frame limits defensive potential on switches. 

PROJECTED ROLE – CEILING: Starter. Tertiary scorer on a playoff team.

PROJECTED ROLE – FLOOR:  High volume and low-efficiency scorer off the bench. 

SYNERGY STAT(s):  1.38 points per dribble jump shot (99th percentile). 4th in SEC in spot-up scoring (5.8 PPG). 

FULL BREAKDOWN: Everything you need to know about Immanuel Quickley

Video Scouting Report

 

GRANT RILLER

CATEGORY: MEDIUM

POSITION: Combo Guard

SCHOOL: College of Charleston 

SIZE / WEIGHT: 6’3″ / 190 lbs.

WINGSPAN: N/A

WHAT TO LIKE: Elite first step off the dribble. Sets-up defenders well. Creates his own shot from a diverse portfolio of moves. Comfortable shooting off the dribble. Three-level scorer.

WHAT NOT TO LIKE: Low level of competition. Drives to score often. Lacks passing vision. Limited vertical burst to finish at the rim. Low developmental arc.

PROJECTED ROLE – CEILING:  Fringe starter. Secondary ball handler in crunch time.

PROJECTED ROLE – FLOOR:  Top of the rotation contributor.  

SYNERGY STAT(s):  0.96 points per dribble jump shot (83rd percentile). 16.9% of possessions in isolation.

FULL BREAKDOWN: Everything you need to know about Grant Riller

Video Scouting Report

 

MARKUS HOWARD

CATEGORY: LOW

POSITION: Point Guard

SCHOOL: Marquette

SIZE / WEIGHT: 5’11” / 180 lbs.

WINGSPAN: 5’11”

WHAT TO LIKE: Significant shooting range. No hesitation in transition. Subtle step back in isolation. Tight shifty handle. Great balance. Quick release off screens and dribble handoffs. 

WHAT NOT TO LIKE: Lacks strength. Slow decision-maker when pressured. Sloppy passer. Average foot speed to matchup in isolation. Low awareness as space defender. No positional versatility. 

PROJECTED ROLE – CEILING:  Back-up point guard. 10-15 minutes a game.

PROJECTED ROLE – FLOOR:  G League due to limited size profile.    

SYNERGY STAT(s): 46% on catch and shoot attempts. 39% on off the dribble attempts. 

 

COLE ANTHONY

CATEGORY: STEAL

POSITION: Combo Guard

SCHOOL: North Carolina

SIZE / WEIGHT: 6’3″ / 190 lbs.

WINGSPAN: 6’4.5″

WHAT TO LIKE: Maintains balance and composure on the ball. Clean shooting release. Attacks space in transition. Strong tight handle. Significant shot-making potential off the dribble.

WHAT NOT TO LIKE: Subpar shot selection. Lacks elite foot quickness. Limited playmaking vision. Takes on hero ball mentality often. A straight-line attacker. Poor defensive footwork.

PROJECTED ROLE – CEILING: Fringe All-Star potential as a secondary scorer. 

PROJECTED ROLE – FLOOR: Starter on a bad team. Struggles to defend and hit shots at a high volume.

SYNERGY STAT(s): 1.10 points per isolation possession (92nd percentile). Ranked 2nd in ACC in isolation scoring (3.0 PPG). 

FULL BREAKDOWN: Everything you need to know about Cole Anthony

Video Scouting Report

 

SABEN LEE

CATEGORY: PROJECT

POSITION: Combo Guard

SCHOOL: Vanderbilt 

SIZE / WEIGHT: 6’2″ / 183 lbs.

WINGSPAN: 6’8″

WHAT TO LIKE: Great first step and change of direction. Long. Good athletic profile. Enticing potential as a slasher. Great balance near the rim. Attacks close-outs aggressively. Applies pressure in transition. 

WHAT NOT TO LIKE: Long shooting release. Inconsistent from distance. Struggles to create space off motion. Not a dynamic passer. Raw positional defender. 

PROJECTED ROLE – CEILING: Top of the rotation shot creator. Dennis Schroder-like contributor.

PROJECTED ROLE – FLOOR: G League. Shooting and play-making ability never translates.

SYNERGY STAT(s): 92nd percentile in non-post up finishes around the rim.

FULL BREAKDOWN: Everything you need to know about Saben Lee

PASSERS

NICO MANNION

CATEGORY: HIGH

POSITION: Point Guard

SCHOOL: Arizona 

SIZE / WEIGHT: 6’3″ / 190 lbs.

WINGSPAN: 6’2.5″

WHAT TO LIKE: High IQ court general. Elite passing vision. Precise passer. Quick to enable offense in transition. Vertical athlete. Versatile ball-handler going either direction. Sound shooting mechanics. 

WHAT NOT TO LIKE: Struggles to break defenses off the dribble. Inconsistent shooter. Limited scoring off the dribble. Lacks strength and ability to separate. 

PROJECTED ROLE – CEILING: Contributor in heavy pick and roll or high pace lineups.

PROJECTED ROLE – FLOOR:  Bottom of the rotation. Consistent DNPs. 

SYNERGY STAT(s):  31% of possessions out of the pick and roll. 26% of possessions in transition. 

FULL BREAKDOWN: Everything you need to know about Nico Mannion

Video Scouting Report

 

TRE JONES

CATEGORY: MEDIUM

POSITION: Point Guard

SCHOOL: Duke 

SIZE / WEIGHT: 6’3″ / 190 lbs.

WINGSPAN: 6’4″

WHAT TO LIKE: Rewards teammates in transition. Makes the hard pass look easy. Relocates well off the ball. Good lateral quickness to mirror ball handlers defensively. Team leader. 

WHAT NOT TO LIKE: Low release point. Inconsistent shooter. May need to rework mechanics. Lacks frame to anchor defensively on switches. 

PROJECTED ROLE – CEILING: High energy back-up PG. 15-20 minutes per game. 

PROJECTED ROLE – FLOOR: G League. Low-value offensive player with significant physical limitations. 

SYNERGY STAT(s):  Ranked 5th in the ACC in points out of the pick and roll (6.0 PPG). 24% of possessions in transition.  

FULL BREAKDOWN: Everything you need to know about Tre Jones

 

PAYTON PRITCHARD

CATEGORY: LOW

POSITION: Combo Guard

SCHOOL: Oregon

SIZE / WEIGHT: 6’2″ / 206 lbs.

WINGSPAN: 6’4.5″

WHAT TO LIKE: Diverse scoring portfolio. Decisive passer off the pick and roll. Crafty ball handler. Maneuvers screens with great footwork and body positioning. High IQ player with substantial playing experience. 

WHAT NOT TO LIKE: Lacks on ball explosion to create off the dribble. Relies on scheme to thrive offensively. Struggles to defend size. 

PROJECTED ROLE – CEILING: Back combo guard. Contributor in the pick and roll and as a floor spacer. 

PROJECTED ROLE – FLOOR: G League. Poor coaching and scheme fit. 

SYNERGY STAT(s):  1.27 points per catch and shoot jump shot (91st percentile). 23% of possessions in the pick and roll.

FULL BREAKDOWN: Everything you need to know about Payton Pritchard

Video Scouting Report

 

TYRESE HALIBURTON

CATEGORY: STEAL 

POSITION: Point Forward  

SCHOOL: Iowa State

SIZE / WEIGHT: 6’5″ / 175 lbs.

WINGSPAN: 6’7.5″

WHAT TO LIKE: Phenomenal passing vision out of the pick and roll. Loves to get teammates involved. Provides lineup flexibility with size and athleticism. Long and active defender. 

WHAT NOT TO LIKE: Lacks foot speed. Not a primary facilitator. Limited scoring ability off the drive. Does not get to the rim and draw fouls. Low release point. 

PROJECTED ROLE – CEILING: Starter. Secondary ball handler and high effort defender

PROJECTED ROLE – FLOOR: Match-up type contributor either as a low end starter or off the bench. 

SYNERGY STAT(s): #1 in the Big 12 in points created out of the pick and roll (7.8 PPG). 0.50 points allowed per isolation possession (84th percentile). 

FULL BREAKDOWN: Everything you need to know about Tyrese Haliburton

Video Scouting Report

 

THEO MALEDON

CATEGORY: PROJECT 

POSITION: Point Guard

TEAM: ASVEL

SIZE / WEIGHT: 6’4″ / 175 lbs.

WINGSPAN: 6’9″

WHAT TO LIKE: Complete court vision. Decisive and accurate passer. Team oriented guard. Long and crafty. Balanced shooting form. Tremendous IQ to find prime shot value. Mentored by Tony Parker. 

WHAT NOT TO LIKE: Athleticism does not stand out in a lower-tier league. Deliberate shot release. Low ceiling as a three-level scorer. Loose handle in traffic. Raw defensive player.

PROJECTED ROLE – CEILING: Starter. Main distributor on a playoff team.

PROJECTED ROLE – FLOOR: Bottom of the rotation guard. Struggles with NBA speed and physicality.

SYNERGY STAT(s): 43% of possessions out of the pick and roll. 1.0 points per spot-up possession (60th percentile). 

RIM RUNNERS AND CUTTERS 

CJ ELLEBY

CATEGORY: HIGH 

POSITION: Shooting Guard / Small Forward

SCHOOL: Washington State

SIZE / WEIGHT: 6’6″ / 200 lbs.

WINGSPAN: N/A

WHAT TO LIKE: High defensive versatility. Works off flare up screens. Smoot handle. Manages ball pressure well. Good size and length combination. Considerable shooting improvements at the free-throw line.  

WHAT NOT TO LIKE: Lacks on ball explosion to expose switches. Poor decision maker and passer. Sub-optimal shot selection. Must refine defensive fundamentals. 

PROJECTED ROLE – CEILING: 3&D starter. Settles into a complementary shooter and point of attack defender role. 

PROJECTED ROLE – FLOOR:  G League with lack of consistent shooting improvement. 

SYNERGY STAT(s): 5th all-time in usage in the PAC 12.

FULL BREAKDOWN: Everything you need to know about CJ Elleby

 

TYLER BEY

CATEGORY: MEDIUM

POSITION: Combo Forward

SCHOOL: Colorado

SIZE / WEIGHT: 6’7″ / 215 lbs.

WINGSPAN: 7’1″

WHAT TO LIKE: Tremendous defensive versatility. Quick hands. Moves well in space. Great feel defending pick and roll. Disruptive. Good handle. Attacks slower defenders. Plus vision.

WHAT NOT TO LIKE: Low burst on the ball. Lacks functional strength to anchor bigger forwards (or centers). Limited range extends to mostly floaters and put shots near the rim. 

PROJECTED ROLE – CEILING: Top of the rotation. Adds to lineup flexibility. Contributes crunch time defense.

PROJECTED ROLE – FLOOR: Bottom of the rotation. Consistent DNPs due to lack of offensive development. 

SYNERGY STAT(s): 1.31 points per shot around the rim (86th percentile). 21% of possessions as a cutter. 

 

TY-SHON ALEXANDER

CATEGORY: LOW

POSITION: Combo Guard 

SCHOOL: Creighton 

SIZE / WEIGHT: 6’4″ / 195 lbs.

WINGSPAN: 6’8″

WHAT TO LIKE: High release. Quick first step. Good athletic profile to finish as a cutter. Great feel for motion. Flashes to open spots on the court. Suffocating point of attack defender. Provides value as a secondary ball handler. 

WHAT NOT TO LIKE: Subpar passing vision. High turnover player on the ball. Lacks shot creation dynamic. Low disruption as an off ball defender.  

PROJECTED ROLE – CEILING: Complimetary floor spacer and point of attack defender off the bench. Thirves in transition and space on faster tempo lineups.

PROJECTED ROLE – FLOOR: Bottom of the rotation. Consistent DNPs on a playoff team. 

SYNERGY STAT(s): 86th percentile in transition offense. 84th percentile as a spot up shooter. 

FULL BREAKDOWN: Everything you need to know about Ty-Shon Alexander

Video Scouting Report

 

KILLIAN TILLIE

CATEGORY: STEAL 

POSITION: Stretch Forward 

SCHOOL: Gonzaga

SIZE / WEIGHT: 6’10” / 220 lbs.

WINGSPAN: 6’11”

WHAT TO LIKE: Advanced scoring portfolio. Next level thinker of the game. Heavy usage in the pick and pop game. Roller who is always in motion. Knockdown shooter. Plus passer and vision. Engaged on ball defender. 

WHAT NOT TO LIKE: Signficant lower body injuries in college. Stiff handle. A one position defender. Struggles to move and defend in space. Lacks functional strength for the next level. 

PROJECTED ROLE – CEILING: Top of the rotation stretch big. 20-25 minutes per game.

PROJECTED ROLE – FLOOR:  Injuries and lack of elite athleticism push him out of the league.

SYNERGY STAT(s): 1.41 points per shot around the rim (93rd percentile). 18% possessions as a roll man. 1.318 points per pick and pop possession (93rd percentile).

FULL BREAKDOWN: Everything you need to know about Killian Tillie

 

CASSIUS STANLEY 

CATEGORY: PROJECT  

POSITION: Shooting Guard

SCHOOL: Duke

SIZE / WEIGHT: 6’6″ / 195 lbs.

WINGSPAN: 6’7″

WHAT TO LIKE: Supreme athlete. Great size and length combination. Quick to fill lanes. Devours space in transition. Provides rebounding presence. Quick first step. Flashes potential as a ball handler.

WHAT NOT TO LIKE: Rarely used in structured sets. Limited scoring profile. Raw off the ball defender. Gets caught ball watching often. A straight line ball handler. 

PROJECTED ROLE – CEILING: Starter. Develops a dribble drive game and builds on floor spacing potential.

PROJECTED ROLE – FLOOR: G League. Struggles to find a role beyond a runner and leaper. 

SYNERGY STAT(s): 1.286 points per transition possession (88th percentile). 21% of possessions in transition. 

FULL BREAKDOWN: Everything you need to know about Cassius Stanley

Video Scouting Report

FIVE OTHER GUYS TO WATCH

MYLES POWELL

SNAPSHOT: High volume three point shooter who is comfortable coming off motion. Low level athlete with microwave scoring potential off the bench. 

Everything you need to know about Myles Powell

 

SKYLAR MAYS

SNAPSHOT: High IQ spot up shooter with strong defensive fundementals. Low ceiling ball handler who should thrive from open drive and kick opportunities.

Everything you need to know about Skylar Mays

 

ELIJAH HUGHES

SNAPSHOT: Improved shooter who carried a significant scoring load. No defined position at the next level. Should benefit from a strong team defense structure around him.

Everything you need to know about Elijah Hughes

 

SAM MERRILL 

SNAPSHOT: Off screens shooting weapon with considerable production. Can add substantial gravity if able to adjust to NBA speed (and physicality). 

 

MASON JONES

SNAPSHOT: Swiss army knife offensive player who can space the floor, attack in transtion and run pick and roll. Low level athlete who should settle into a solid bench contributor.  

RECENT HISTORY OF THE #21 DRAFT PICK

2019 – Brandon Clarke – Led rookie class in win shares (5.0). Averaged 12.1 PPG and 5.9 RPG.

2018 – Grayson Allen – Career 37% three point shooter on 240 attempts. 

2017 – Terrance Ferguson – 124 career starts. Started all of OKC’s postseason games in 18-19.

2016 – DeAndre’ Bembry – 189 career games for Atlanta. Over 1,100 points in four seasons. 

2015 – Justin Anderson – 4 different teams. Topped the 1,000 minute season once (16-17).

DID YOU KNOW?

  • 6 out of the top 10 league leaders in minutes last season were drafted outside of the top 10.
  • 39 guys from the 2018 draft class have logged over 1000 career minutes in the NBA. This includes 21 players from pick #21 and onwards.
  • 5 of Toronto’s top 7 scorers last season were home grown talents. None drafted earlier than pick #16 (Norman Powell).
  • The Sixers have made a total of 19 draft selections since 2016.
  • Outside of Simmons, only 3 of those players have logged over 1000 minutes in a season.