18. Chicago Bulls: E.J. He projects as a power forward or small-ball center who could give Chicago a boost on both ends of the floor. A product of the NBA Academy Latin America, Mathurin’s refined offensive game makes him a flat-out baller and a player who should be a productive scorer for years to come. When COVID-19 was first declared a pandemic, stock prices for many hotels plunged to lows they hadn’t seen in years. He’s a savvy post scorer and improved as a 3-point shooter over his three years at Ohio State. The Big Ten Rookie of the Year is a fluid shot creator and knockdown shooter. While shot selection and consistency are his biggest knocks as a prospect, playing next to Jokic should set Hardy up for better looks than he’s ever seen before. The fit: The Rockets already have plenty of offense and in this scenario where they select Banchero with the No. 3 pick, you can expect them to target defense with this selection. Right now, Daniels is best on offense when he is going towards the rim. The fit: While it’s hard to assess the Nuggets after playing the entire season without Jamal Murray and the majority of the season without Michael Porter Jr., it became clear they could use more offense outside of reigning MVP Nikola Jokic.

Everything that Ewers does — from his accuracy, arm strength, attitude and more — will be inspected as if he is playing under a giant microscope. The most sought-after prospect in the game will be playing for Isidore Newman High School in New Orleans in 2022, but he might as well be playing in Ewers’ rearview mirror. There’s a strong chance Ewers hangs onto the starting job heading into 2023 over the younger Manning. In fact, the team’s on-paper preferred starting lineup – Morant, Desmond Bane, Dillon Brooks, Jaren Jackson Jr., and Steven Adams – only played 108 minutes together, with Jenkins tapping the youthful roster’s reserves for mix-and-match success. He would also lead Victoria to a silver medal at the under 20s National Championships in Mackay two months later. It wasn’t called the “Roaring ’20s” for nothing. 3. Rory McIlroy. Watching testweb.company roll the ball the last two weeks sent me snooping around for Brad Faxon’s phone number. But don’t sleep on two players further down in the Top 15 in odds to win.

The freshman wing can knock down shots from anywhere on the floor. He has a confident catch-and-shoot jumper, but he’s also capable of putting the ball on the floor and using his strong frame to attack the basket. He’s the type of switchable defender every NBA team is looking for, getting his hands in passing lanes and disrupting shots around the basket. As an upperclassman who is one of the better 3-and-D prospects in this draft, Agbaji will be ready to enter an NBA rotation right away, which suits Charlotte’s timeline after losing in the Play-In Tournament in back-to-back seasons. The fit: Williams was one of the biggest winners of the NBA Draft Combine after measuring extremely well and flourishing during the scrimmages. At 6-foot-9 with a 7-foot wingspan, the Baylor freshman has all the tools to be a physical and switchy defender in the NBA. The fit: Washington was once considered to be a potential top-10 pick before injuries and inconsistency derailed his freshman season.

“I’m able to go play down in the low post, play with the ball in my hands off pick and rolls and stuff like that. As his freshman season went on, he also started to knock down 3-pointers with more consistency. What is more promising is his searching for alternatives in his finishing, though mostly just by going into his shooting motion earlier in the drive. If he can develop into a more consistent 3-point shooter, Beauchamp would give the Grizzlies a strong 3-and-D player to plug into their already deep rotation. The fit: The Grizzlies proved they have arrived this season after claiming the No. 2 seed in the West, so now they’ll be looking to continue to fill out their roster depth to try and get over the hump. We bring sports news that matters to your inbox, to help you stay informed and get a winning edge. The latest news: ESPN’s Givony said it appears that the Bucks have been “exploring older players” who can help the team during this championship window. Eason is the type of defensive-minded player who can help speed up the Rockets’ rebuild. Chandler could fill both of those holes as a lightning-quick guard who is aggressive as a scorer and decisive as a playmaker.