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2022 NBA Draft mock 2.0: Who will Dallas Mavericks select?

2022 NBA Draft, Chet Holmgren
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2022 NBA Draft, Johnny Juzang
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2022 NBA Draft mock #29: Golden State Warriors: Johnny Juzang

Juzang is entering his third college season, but second with UCLA. He started his career at Kentucky before joining the Bruins in 2020. Juzang continually improved throughout the year, and he was incredible during the NCAA Tournament as he helped the Bruins reach the final four.

The 6’6 wing is a plus shooter that can make difficult shots. He averaged 16.0 points and 4.1 rebounds with strong percentages last season, but those numbers only increased as the season wore on. Juzang could be in for another step forward this year that sees him score 20 per game efficiently.

Juzang’s defense is a bit of a question mark, but he has the size and athletic ability to hold his own at the next level. Can he showcase improvement on that end of the floor this season? The Bruins have championship aspirations, and they will need to get stops to make it a reality.

The Golden State Warriors are getting healthy and already playing like one of the best teams in the NBA. They have plenty of young talents to mix with the championship veterans. Johnny Juzang gives them another shooter to put around Stephen Curry as they look to continue competing.