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2014 Draft Profile: Kyle Anderson

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.

Kyle Anderson, UCLA – Sophomore

Kyle Anderson donning in a Mavericks uniform seems very unlikely at this point. He’s projected to be drafted as high as the mid-teens. If he does somehow slide, or the Mavs find a way to trade up, Anderson could help fill the hole at small forward left behind by Shawn Marion. His ability to handle the ball like a point guard while being a forward could be useful in the Mavs system.

  • 20 years old
  • 6’9″, 230 pounds
  • Small Forward
  • 2014 Averages: 36 games – 14.6 points, 48% fg, 48.3% 3-pt, 8.8 rebounds, 6.5 assists, 1.8 steals, .8 blocks, 3.1 turnovers

Strengths

  • Excellent size
  • Versatile enough to guard both forward positions
  • Outstanding court vision
  • Great passer
  • Improving shooter
  • Great rebounder

Weaknesses

  • Needs to add strength
  • Not the greatest of athletes
  • Lacks lateral quickness
  • Struggles to create his own shot due to lack of explosive first step
  • Questionable NBA 3-pt range

More on Kyle Anderson can be found at DaftExpress and NBADraft.

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