Just one more day until the NBA draft and the Nuggets have plenty of options to choose from with their selection.
Denver Post NBA beat writer Mike Singer breaks down who’s available for the Nuggets if they keep their pick at No. 22: PG | SG | SF | PF | C.
Here’s a look at what national experts think the Nuggets will do with the No. 22 pick:
SB Nation | Daniel Lewis | Updated Nov. 12
Tyler Bey, F, Colorado
John Locher, The Associated PressWashington State’s Tony Miller (32) grabs a rebound over Colorado’s Tyler Bey (1) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in the first round of the Pac-12 men’s tournament Wednesday, March 11, 2020, in Las Vegas.
“The Nuggets take the local kid, grabbing a forward who reportedly registered a 43.5” vertical jump in his combine measurements. Bey is an athletic defender whose skills as a rebounder help strengthen one of the Nuggets strengths. He doesn’t have to come in as a shooting threat, and his ability to score around the rim plays well next to Nikola Jokić, Michael Porter Jr., and potentially Jerami Grant. If Grant leaves, Bey can slot in as the forward defender the team needs. He could have a lot of highlight reel plays finishing lobs on a loaded Nuggets team.” See the full mock draft.
ESPN | Jonathan Givony | Updated Nov. 16
Malachi Flynn, G, San Diego State University
Joe Buglewicz, Getty ImagesMalachi Flynn (22) drives the ball during the championship game of the Mountain West Conference basketball tournament at the Thomas & Mack Center on March 7, 2020 in Las Vegas.
“Flynn has moved up draft boards rapidly, as NBA teams have gotten more exposure to him in the workout hot spot of Las Vegas, where he has spent the pre-draft process. That has helped validate the outstanding season he had as one of the best players in college basketball, as well as his fit in today’s NBA as a prolific pick-and-roll player with deep shooting range, strong decision-making and competitiveness defensively.” See the full mock draft (subscription).
USA Today | Scott Gleeson | Updated Nov. 12
Josh Green, G, Arizona
Christian Petersen, Getty ImagesJosh Green of the Arizona Wildcats handles the ball during the first half of the NCAA men’s basketball game against the Utah Utes at McKale Center on Jan. 16, 2020 in Tucson, Ariz.
“Green established himself with his 3-point shot and ability to find his spots in half-court sets. He really improved from 3-point range in the final month of the season (13-for-27) and could turn into a solid two-way player.” See the full mock draft.
Bleacher Report | Jonathan Wasserman | Updated Nov. 16
RJ Hampton, G, New Zealand Breakers
Graham Denholm, Getty ImagesRJ Hampton of the Breakers drives at the basket during the round 14 NBL match between the South East Melbourne Phoenix and …read more
Source:: The Denver Post – Sports