Edwards can score from anywhere on the court, though he is best at the rim, where he was one of the best finishers in all of college basketball. Toronto can afford to work with him and help him become a bit more explosive as an athlete, but there is a ton to like from a refinement point of view for someone coming from his conference.
As good as Young is, he can’t take over the Atlanta backcourt by himself. Luckily, Ayayi is a ready-made backup who can make quality passes, defend both guard spots, and create shots for himself. That ability to vacillate between one of a few different roles will win him plenty of praise in Atlanta.
We knew that Hurt was a great shooter, but his last season at Duke saw him outscore a lottery pick in Johnson. With his interior scoring and passing finally matching his shooting, Brooklyn could be won over by his potential as a stretch big, drafting him here despite concerns about his defense.
Livers is recovering from a foot injury, but Philadelphia could provide him with a place to safely get back to full strength. A senior that can stroke it from deep, rebound, and create for himself, Philly might have an ideal Mike Scott replacement in Livers, provided they get the same player who was dominant in college.