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2014 Draft Profile: Jordan Adams

The NBA Draft is set for Thursday, June 26th. The Dallas Mavericks are without a first round pick but hold the 34th and 51st picks in the second round.

We’ll take a look at some second rounders that could be in the Mavericks sights. As well, we’ll look at some borderline and late first rounders who could slide into the second.

Jordan Adams, UCLA – Sophomore

Like his fellow UCLA teammates – Zach LaVine and Kyle Anderson – Jordan Adams is a projected first round selection at the moment. He was a projected early to mid-second round selection not too long ago. His scoring versatility would be a great fit for the Mavs as a backup guard. He is able to get to the basket on drives and cuts and also has a nice mid-range game that can be utilized in the Mavs heavy pick-n-roll sets.

  • 19 years old
  • 6’5″, 209 pounds
  • Shooting Guard
  • 2014 Averages: 36 games – 17.4 points, 48.5% fg, 35.6% 3-pt, 5.3 rebounds, 2.3 assists, 2.6 steals, 1.5 turnovers

Strengths

  • 6’10 wingspan
  • Great finisher
  • Able to get to basket on drives
  • Willing passer despite a score first mentality
  • Good off-ball cutter
  • Great offensive rebounder for a guard
  • Reads passing lanes well

Weaknesses

  • Not a great athlete
  • Lacks lateral quickness
  • Tendency to lose focus on defensive end
  • Not a great ball handler. 
  • Decent shooter that would greatly benefit from expanding range and being more consistent
  • Ability to defend quicker guards is a concern

More on Jordan Adams can be found at DaftExpress and NBADraft.

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