Last night another crazy NBA draft took place with players falling all over the place. Three teams got a massive steal with their pick and let me get to it.
3. Michael Porter Jr. Nuggets pick 14th
Michael Porter Jr. was a sensation out of high school that was the second biggest prospect going into college. Unfortunately, he suffered almost a season ending injury which hurt his draft stock big time. Porter has a great NBA body who can score at will. Porter might still be injured but even if he is, he’s still gonna end up one of the best players in this draft class. Falling to 14th to a playoff contender is a massive steal. Michael Porter Jr. is a 6’10 forward who won national Gatorade player of the year in high school, the Nuggets are going to be happy with him in the future.
2. Robert Williams: Celtics Pick 27th
Robert Williams is a 6’10 center who people considered a late lottery pick. He fell really drastically to the team who needed a player exactly like him, a tall, great defending center who can get massive boards for them. Williams averaged 10.4 PPG and 9.2 RPG as he was a beast for A&M and led them to March Madness and past North Carolina. Williams is one of the most athletic players in this draft and some think of him as a Clint Capela type of player, a championship caliber team got a great steal in the draft that could help them win their 18th title in the future.
1. Keita Bates-Diop Timberwolves 48th pick
Keita Bates-Diop was an absolute beast for Ohio State last season as he took home to B1G Ten player of the year award and led the Buckeyes back to March Madness. Bates-Diop is a 6’7 forward with a perfect NBA body that has a knockdown jump-shot and is a great defender. He has massive arms that can help the Timberwolves defensive struggles this year. Bates-Diop was a first round pick kind of player that fell all the way to deep in the second round. This is who I believe is the steal of the draft and the Timberwolves will be really happy with what he can provide for a playoff caliber team.