No. 27: Adama Bal, SF, Santa Clara
The Broncos have quickly become a fertile NBA development ground, as they have cranked out Top 20 picks in consecutive seasons thanks to Oklahoma City's Jalen Williams and Golden State's Brandin Podziemski. A late riser in this class, Bal might be next in line.
Bal is a complete developmental project that will assuredly see tons of G League time. The French-born wing barely played at all in two seasons at Arizona, and his athletic ceiling is not particularly high. Where Bal really stands out is his shooting and ability to score from a variety of angles inside the paint.
Adama Bal is a project for the Toronto Raptors.
Bal is already a primary option who can get to the basket, spot up, and pass fairly well for a wing. On defense, his potential isn't fully realized, but the bones of a solid player are certainly there. The length and effort give him a good base that this coaching staff could gradually expand on.
With four picks in one draft, Ujiri is allowed to take one developmental risk. Considering the results this organization has had with picks in this range over the years and with players that stand out in the areas he does, Bal might be a better fit with the Raptors than he would be while getting buried for a contender.