NBA Draft 2020: 5 best undrafted players

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MANHATTAN, KS – FEBRUARY 29: Devon Dotson #1 of the Kansas Jayhawks brings the ball up court during the first half against the Kansas State Wildcats at Bramlage Coliseum on February 29, 2020 in Manhattan, Kansas. (Photo by Peter G. Aiken/Getty Images) /

1.  Devon Dotson, Kansas

Devon Dotson being undrafted was a massive surprise, as multiple people, myself included, considered him a lottery talent in this draft.  He’s an undersized point guard, but his sheer speed ( the single fastest shuttle time in combine history) makes him a major pick-and-roll threat. He was a top-five player in college basketball this year, and while he’s only a generous 6-foot-2, it’s hard to see him failing to become at least a high-level back-up in the vein of Ish Smith because outlier speed is a difference-maker in the NBA.

While he’s not without weaknesses, between his height and his struggles in taking pull-up jumpers, he’s shown that he is clearly able to be an effective player in spite of those things. His pick-and-roll threat is near the top of this draft, as his speed makes him into a major threat any time he has the ball, and his finishing doesn’t suffer from his size. He’s also a capable enough team defender to make up for his size on that end as well. While the passing isn’t the best, it should be just good enough that he can use all of the rest of his skills, so the Bulls, who signed him as the first deal of unrestricted free agency, have gotten a great pick-up from the undrafted free agent pool.

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