While the Portland Trail Blazers consider their No. 10 pick in the first round of the NBA draft, they also need to pore over more names in the second round since they’ll have three picks, unless they trade one of them to get a higher bid in the first round.
That’s obviously anyone’s guess at this stage, but a unique player who might be available when they pick 39th is Lorenzo Brown from North Carolina State.
Brown is a guard who has excellent playmaking abilities. NBA scouts are poring over his stats to see what he might be able to offer a team. The Blazers, with a fair share of draft picks, would be fortunate to have Brown available when they pick 39th. If he’s still on the board, they may want to make him their second pick.
The 7.2 assists per game that Brown provides his NC State teams were extremely impressive. It shows his excellent passing abilities and his potential to be dangerous as an offensive layer. He averaged 34.2 minutes a game for the Wolfpack while averaging 13.4 points a game. He also had two steals a game and could be a better defensive player than scouts anticipate.
He’s 6-foot-5, 186 pounds, which makes him a good prospect from a physical point of view. He’s also a quick point guard for his size, handles the ball well and has impressed scouts with that quick first step.
If he’s available after the Blazers make their first pick, they’d be wise to put Brown on their roster with their second choice.