NBA Draft Player Rankings (Part 3: 21-30)
* - this means that I think the player has a decent chance of passing several of the players ranked ahead of him, but not a good enough chance for me to rank him any higher.
21. SG Austin Rivers (Duke): He made it! I bet people expected to see him well above 21, but here he is. I think he's a talented scorer, but I think that he thinks he's better than he is. I couldn't believe Coach K even recruited him, because he is not a Duke-type player. He loves to dominate the ball and be MJ, but he's not MJ. I think he'll come out his rookie year and average some decent points, but then just become an inefficient ball hog.
22. SG Terrence Ross (Washington): He's got great swingman height at 6'7'', but is a bit skinny at only 197 pounds. He's a good ball handler with good court vision. He can finish in a variety of ways, between taking it to the rim or spotting up for a jumper. However, similar to Harrison Barnes, he would disappear for stretches.
23. SF Draymond Green (Michigan St.)*: I'm a huge Draymond Green fan. His size and athleticism are far from ideal, but he manages to get the job done anyway. He can contribute in a ton of different areas, as he is a great scorer, passer, and rebounder. He can score in a variety of ways. His biggest problem is that he is not quite quick enough to play SF, but too small (6'7'') to play PF. Despite his size and athleticism concerns, I think he has the chance to be a solid contributer with all the things he is able to do.
24. PF Perry Jones (Baylor)*: I know I've got him a lot lower than most people. My problem was that when I watched Baylor it seemed like he'd be going up at the rim out of control too frequently. In college that can work sometimes, in the NBA you get swatted or injured. He disappears for stretches and is a poor shot blocker for a kid who's 6'11''. I give him a star because he has a perfect frame and great athleticism, but it seems like he has no idea what to do with it. If someone can teach him, he could be a very good NBA player.
25. PF Andrew Nicholson (St. Bonaventure): A smart kid with a variety of solid inside moves. He's shot an incredible percentage over his four years at school (57.5%). I'll be honest, all I've seen of him is the 3 point loss to FSU in the tournament and some YouTube clips.