Kevin Knox has long been considered the best pro prospect on this team, but a new lottery mock draft has another Cat going ahead of him. The Ringer has Shai Gilgeous-Alexander going 10th in this year’s draft, followed by Knox at 13th.
Jonathan Tjarks said Shai could fill a need for the Philadelphia 76ers.
“The Sixers have all their stars. Now they just need to fill out the rest of their team. Gilgeous-Alexander fills a need: He can guard multiple positions on the perimeter and complement their stars on offense.”
Same for Knox and the Utah Jazz.
“Knox has been Kentucky’s best player this season, which may not be saying as much as it would in most seasons. He may not be a star at the next level, but his skill set is a perfect fit for Utah. At 6-foot-9 and 215 pounds, Knox is a combo forward who can shoot 3s and create shots off the dribble, and he has the physical tools to guard on the post and the perimeter. He’s the small-ball 4 they have been looking to place next to Rudy Gobert for years.”
Before this season, who would have predicted that Shai would be a potential lottery pick, let alone top ten? Good for him.