This latest mock draft comes via Sheridan Hoops. They reference Giannis Adetokunbo, a raw, 6-9 combo wing playing in Greece. We learned of Danny Ainge’s infatuation with him in April. It doesn’t appear he’ll last until pick 16. Here’s the scouting report on Olynk, courtesy NBADraft.net:
Strengths: Legit 7 footer with a polished, highly effective post skill set … Prolific scorer on the college level averaging 18 ppg on 66 fg% in 25 mpg … Very comfortable operating on the block, using textbook positioning … Shows an excellent understanding of the game and has become one of the most dominant bigs on the college level…
Weaknesses: Not the most athletic guy. Below the rim type of “finesse” player … Foot speed and overall athleticism are below average for the NBA … While he gives solid energy and effort, his lack of foot speed and athleticism decreases his defensive abilities .
I’d love the Celtics to add a polished post player, however, I’m skeptical of any player from Gonzaga.
We’ll do our best to track the mock draft reports. Earlier this week, ESPN had Syracuse PG Michael Carter Williams falling to Boston.