NBA Mock Draft 2017: Updated Order & 1st-Round Predictions as NCAA Tournament Starts

No. 6 Minnesota Timberwolves: PF Lauri Markkanen

School: Arizona

Position: Power Forward

Size: 7'0"/230 pounds

Class: Freshman

2016-17 Stats: 15.6 ppg, 7.2 rpg, .492 FG%, .423 3P%

Outlook: Markkanen and the T-Wolves are a good fit. I continue to love the pairing of Markkanen with Karl-Anthony Towns as Towns' strengths compliment Markkanen's weaknesses. The key to Markkanen's future is his ability to improve his rebounding and defense. However, his key to getting on the court right away will be his shooting ability. He is the best shooting big man we have seen come out in quite some time. Markkanen should benefit from a limited number of quality big men in this draft class. Malik Monk could be considered here as well, but not sure how he fits in with Andrew Wiggins and Zach LaVine. Markkanen makes the most sense and adds to a scary good group in Minnesota. (Getty)

No Comments

Discuss on Facebook