Position: Small Forward
About the Prospect: It’s been wild ride over the past year or so for Shabazz Muhammad. After entering the collegiate ranks as one of the more highly-regarded prospects in the nation, Muhammad had to deal with age and eligibility issues that have questioned his future. In addition, Muhammad saw his stock dip from a top five projection originally. Either way, Muhammad is a dynamite scorer whose game should feature an easy transition to the NBA level. Muhammad is a crafty, left-hander who needs to become more assertive and energetic, but he can score the basketball with ease.
About His Impact on Team: The Jazz lucked out with Muhammad slipping all the way to pick No. 14. Here is a guy that should be able to sling it with Utah considering the Jazz are in the midst of an obvious rebuilding process. With that being said, the Jazz could easily flip the ex-UCLA Bruins star to the Minnesota Timberwolves who are in dire need of a scoring wingman like Muhammad. Even still, the shooting guard will eventually find a home where he will contribute on a nightly basis — his abilities on the offensive end are tantalizing to say the least. There is a reason why Muhammad slipped in the draft, yet the issues with No. 15 involve off of the court matters, so the Jazz should consider themselves lucky.
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