- Indiana Pacers: Landry Shamet, Wichita State PG (6-4, So.)
"A polished dual-threat guard like Shamet would give Indy some schematic flexibility. The Pacers need to start rebuilding their backcourt around Victor Oladipo, and Wichita State’s stud is an ideal complementary piece. He has been highly efficient in his combo guard role for the Shockers this season, shooting 49 percent from the floor and 44 percent beyond the arc.
Whether he starts or comes off the bench, Shamet can tailor his game to Indy’s needs. He’s effective as an off-ball option who spreads the floor or cuts to the rim, and he’s also a much-improved playmaker. Shamet will share some of the creating workload with Oladipo without demanding the ball too much."
- Washington Wizards: Shake Milton, Southern Methodist G (6-6, Jr.)
"We could point to the improved scoring repertoire and efficiency, but the greatest stat that illustrates Milton’s value this year is wins and losses. He has missed the last eight games with a hand injury, and the Mustangs are 1-7 during that span. They were 15-7 before his departure.
Washington’s starting lineup is obviously set, but the future of its bench is anything but secure. The Wizards need scoring and playmaking from their reserve guards, and Milton can provide a little bit of both. His size and shooting should quickly translate to the Association, and although he’s not a dazzling passer, he’ll do some table-setting coming off screens."