2019 NBA Mock Draft: Post-NBA Draft Combine Edition

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Scouting Report. Pick Analysis. North Carolina. Cameron Johnson. 18. SF. 22. player

Pre-Draft Lottery Projection: 23 (+1)

The Celtics will have to make the most of what remains of their supporting cast if a deal for Anthony Davis gets done and purges the rotation. They can do exactly that by double dipping on players named Johnson here at 22. Cameron Johnson is the perfect type of player to assume the mantle and pick up the lost bench production.

Shooting 45.7 from deep on over 10 attempts per game, Johnson may be one of the best shooters in the country. That’s a higher volume and efficiency than even Steph Curry ever achieved during his three seasons at Davidson.

This season was no fluke either, shooting 41.2 percent the last three seasons as a starter with a fantastic 82.3 free throw percentage and 61.2 true shooting percentage to back it up. There’s also a spot in the league for a player that can shoot that well, but Johnson’s size and developing defensive instinct will be what separates him from the rest.

PG/SG. 23. player. 118. Scouting Report. Pick Analysis. Kentucky. Tyler herro

Pre-Draft Lottery Projection: 20 (-3)

Alright, so the Grayson Allen experiment hasn’t exactly worked out. While it’s much too early to pull the plug on his career, maybe it’s worth entertaining his more versatile successor. Tyler Herro brings too much to the table to pass on here.

After a slow start to his freshman season, Herro went crazy in conference play against much tougher opponents, knocking down 42.1 percent of his shots from deep and a ridiculous 98.3 percent of his shots from the charity stripe. That’s right, 98.3 percent. Herro plays with a passion without making stupid mistakes.

With the expected departure of Ricky Rubio, the Jazz will be in active pursuit of a real solution at the point. Even if Utah does succeed in their ongoing pursuit of Mike Conley, they’ll need a dependable guard who can eat up quality minutes and help ease Conley’s playtime to reduce risk of another lengthy injury. Herro’s got a winner’s mentality and something to prove.

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