Kings (via Trail Blazers) get North Carolina F Justin Jackson

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Friday, June 23, 2017

The Sacramento Kings will receiveNorth Carolina forwardJustin Jacksonwith the No. 15 overall pick (via Trail Blazers) of the 2017 NBA draft on Thursday night.

Ford's Big Board ranking -- No. 26: "Jackson has one of the best midrange games in college basketball. Has a lethal floater. Much improved as a 3-point shooter as a junior. Has good length and size for his position. Good feel for the game." More (Insider)

Scouting report -- positives:

  • Elite scorer
  • Excellent shooter with deep range on his jumper
  • Very mature midrange game

Scouting report -- negatives:

  • Just an average athlete
  • Needs to add strength
  • A year older than the rest of his class

Read the full scouting report (Insider)

ESPN Analytics projection (within his first five seasons):

  • Chances he'll be an All-Star: 0.03 percent
  • Chances he'll be an NBA starter: 4.64 percent
  • Chances he'll be a role player: 15.02 percent

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