FanSided NBA Mock Draft: Spurs snag franchise player, Wemby lands in East

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Kobe Bufkin
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14. player. 69. . Michigan. Guard. Kobe Bufkin.

To stick in the NBA, you either need to be in the 90th or so percentile in one specific area or be well-rounded. Despite this, it seems that every year, an incredibly versatile player slides a bit lower than they should. Two years ago, it was Franz Wagner. Last year, it was Jalen Williams. I'm willing to beat this year it's going to be Michigan guard Kobe Bufkin.

Many people in the doldrums of the draft space are high on him because his game has no real weaknesses. Plus, his shooting indicators (84.9% free throw shooter this season) suggest that he could address one of the New Orleans Pelicans' biggest concerns when Zion Williamson is healthy (the other being rim protection). — Mat Issa, Pelican Debrief

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