In professional basketball nowadays the versatility that prospective rookie players can offer their teams is what makes them as appealing as possible towards getting a career started in the pros. Long gone are the days in which basketball was only seen as a traditional 5 position scheme game, making room for a more refreshing and quick version of the sport in which every player on the court has to have top basketball abilities and IQ to be able to get their work done on all parts of the court, both on offense and defense. With NBA draft odds sites hard at work in picking the top prospects for the upcoming pro basketball draft, let’s take a close look at the best multi-positional prospects ready to make a splash in the NBA.
Cade Cunningham, Oklahoma State
In today’s NBA, all offenses thrive through having a point guard who can be a primary ball-handler. That guy that is always ready with the first step and dribble coming down and who knows exactly where that first major pass or play has to go. Oklahoma State’s Cade Cunningham is exactly that player for any team in the NBA looking for a dynamic ready now point guard off the draft.
Cunningham is anything but a traditional point guard at 6’8 and 220 pounds but his creative mindset when it comes to playmaking and his ability to drill shots like it’s nobody’s business make him the top prospect in this year’s draft. Think of him like a mix between Luka Doncic and Damian Lillard, with some top-grade shooting.
Davion Mitchell, Baylor
With Baylor’s Davion Mitchell any team looking for a dual-threat point guard/shooting guard will be thrilled to have him in their squad. Why is he such a good pick? Don’t focus on his shooting abilities but also don’t sleep on them. Mitchell’s true talent is in his passing game and his ability to be able to become a very handy second fiddle ball-handler and scorer without taking too much of the responsibilities of leading the team.
His defensive skills are a top point in wondering why to pick him and his mix of explosiveness off the ball and footwork that is finessing more and more as time nears by to the draft make Davion Mitchell a top dual-threat prospect.
Jalen Green, G League
Whoever didn’t get a chance to jump on the Jalen Green hype train from his performances in the G League bubble then just go watch his tape, or even better, his 30-point performance in his one single, solitary playoff game against the Raptors 905. This man is everything you want in a modern shooting guard, he’s not just a good scorer, he’s a special kind of scorer, with a skill set that has developed very fast, making him one of the best-prepared athletes to enter this year’s draft.
His shooting off the dribble is very close to elite and his footwork and tight handling of the ball are world-class. If he is paired up with a seasoned veteran who can show him the ropes then he’ll be all kinds of good.
Corey Kispert, Gonzaga
There are plenty of reasons why teams would not have to really think twice about drafting Gonzaga’s SF Corey Kispert for their teams. First of all, his shooting skills are some of the best if not the best for some analysts in all of this draft class, especially given his size and skillset. His basketball IQ, thanks to playing in one of the best basketball schools in the country, makes him as pro-ready as a team would want. His passing skills and pick-and-roll handling skills are very good, especially for a team willing to invest some time in truly polishing his talents.
With his defensive skills as an added bonus and what he could bring to the table coming off the bench to begin while his true potential is outed, Kispert is a very promising small forward moving into the future.
Evan Mobley, USC
The NBA nowadays is a league where a big man at center can’t only just be big, he needs to be as versatile as possible. Look at Nikola Jokic or Joel Embiid, both top graded big men who can get down with work all over the floor. His elite defensive potential, powered by a superb shot-blocking talent and a modern skill set for his position makes Mobley the cream of the crop at his position.
Give him some time, conditioning, and being in the weight room to build up his body more and any team who snatches him will be guaranteed a top grade center or power forward with a plentiful shooting touch, top-line ball-handling skills, and even a very solid passing game.