2021 NBA Draft mock #25: LA Clippers: Tre Mann
The Clippers need playmakers and ball-handler to complement Kawhi Leonard and Paul George. Reggie Jackson, Nicolas Batum, and DeMarcus Cousins are all set to be free agents this offseason. Owner Steve Ballmer will have to pay deep into the luxury tax to keep everyone in LA.
Tre Mann took a tremendous leap during his second year at Florida, including growing two inches to be 6’5. He averaged 16.0 points, 5.6 rebounds, 3.5 assists, and 1.4 steals in 32.4 minutes per game. Mann shot 45.9 percent from the field and 40.2 percent on his threes. It will be interesting to see if his improved jumper and playmaking help Mann jump up draft boards.
The 20-year-old struggles on the defensive end because of his lack of foot speed and athleticism. The former Gator needs to increase his intensity and fundaments if he wants to grow into even an average NBA defender. Mann’s defense could play him off the floor early in his career.
Tre Mann has nearly every team interested in taking him in the late first round. Credit it to the 20-year-old’s incredible improvement. He should be hitting jumpers and dishing out buckets in no time at all. The LA Clippers get a potential steal at 25th overall by selecting Tre Mann.
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