10. Atlanta Hawks take Ryan Dunn
Dunn is arguably the best defender in this class. The 6’8 wing creates havoc and can guard virtually any player on the floor. He has every defensive attribute NBA teams desire, including a high basketball IQ. Dunn can disrupt the game with both his individual and team defense.
The 20-year-old is averaging 9.1 points, 6.5 rebounds, 2.3 steals, and 2.5 blocks in 26.3 minutes per game through 11 contests. He has an impressive 52 stocks and is the favorite to win National Defensive Player of the Year.
His offensive game is a question mark. Dunn is four of 21 from 3-point range this season after going five of 16 as a freshman. His jumper needs work, and the 20-year-old has shown little in terms of ball-handling and playmaking ability. He projects as a stout NBA defender but must grow his offensive game to play a consistent role for a contender.
The Hawks are off to a disappointing start and desperately need a stout wing defender next to Trae Young. Ryan Dunn is the best one in this class. Atlanta will try to improve his jumper and has had success developing talent. Can they make Dunn into a key piece of their core? His defense alone will garner him lottery consideration in this class.