No. 28: Dillon Jones, SF, Weber State
In keeping with the theme of unusual skillsets, Jones is almost a replica of former Grizzlies first-round pick David Roddy. While Jones likes to make plays for others with the ball in his hands, he stands 6-6 and weighs in at just under 240 pounds. Where will he be best served at the NBA level?
Jones is one-tenth of a rebound per game from averaging a double-double in each of his last three seasons. With 4.9 assists and 2.0 steals per game to his name, Jones' defensive ceiling and passing skills give him a much higher floor in the pros than most mid-major wings with gaudy box score statistics.
Will Dillon Jones mesh with the Toronto Raptors?
Even in a league where great players come from all leagues in all corners of the world, drafting a mid-major player this high based on his numbers could be quite risky. Jones shoots just 33% from 3-point range, and his volume is not very impressive. This is a Raptors 905 project if there ever was one.
Jones, at his peak, could turn into a store-brand version of OG Anunoby with less on-ball excellence and more tremendous passing. At his worst, Jones' tweener style and inability to shoot will make him a fringe NBA player. With this many picks, Ujiri is allowed to take one athleticism dart throw.