2018 NBA Mock Draft: Promises, promises

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Jerome RObinson

125. . G. Boston College. Jerome Robinson. 19. player

It would be remarkable if Robinson were to leap this high, joining Aaron Holiday as a prospect whose hype focuses solely around his ability to create shots at the point guard position. But if teams are truly as high on Robinson as reports say they are, perhaps Atlanta becomes the team to ultimately take a chance on him.

Robinson’s numbers, since he hasn’t come up much in this space all year: 23 points, 3.7 assists and 4 rebounds per 40 minutes; .485/.409/.830 shooting; tiny steal and block percentages; and a nearly even assist-to-turnover ratio. If you’re buying in on Robinson, it has to be about his scoring. He basically never impacts the game on defense despite his prolific size, and was more of a scoring guard than a true playmaker. It’s tough to imagine him running an NBA offense.

But on a team barren of real NBA talent? Backing up Dennis Schroder, with guys like Marvin Bagley III and De’Andre Bembry to pass to, it’s not an awful idea to give a scoring-only guard like Robinson a try.

While I don’t truly believe Robinson will rise this far on draft night, I think there’s a decent chance that if he does, his ultimate destination will be Atlanta.