May 16, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; Jeff Withey is interviewed during the NBA Draft combine at Harrison Street Athletics Facility. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Draft 2013: Portland Trailblazers Select Jeff Withey


The second round of the NBA is hardly entertaining television but there could be names taken that end up developing into something special in the NBA. It doesn’t happen often but there is a chance it could happen as Manu Ginobili was a late second round pick and is a future Hall of Famer. But beyond him, there haven’t been many players taken in the second round who turned into massive stars for their teams, but never say never.

The Portland Trailblazers selected Jeff Withey 39th overall in the 2013 NBA Draft.

Kansas Jayhawks star Withey was able to make his name in the March Madness tournament and he saw his stock in the NBA rise because of it. The draft combine evened out his status in the draft as he went from a potential first round pick to a second round pick which is what he ended up being.

But where the Blazers are making their money is with their earlier pick as Withey is just icing on top of the cake at this point. He’s a big body that can come in and be a rotational guy but he’s far from being a star anytime soon.

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