2023 NBA Mock Draft: Mavericks land difference-maker, Victor Wembanyama heads East

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19. Golden State Warriors choose Jett Howard

Howard is an elite shooter that is comfortable firing off movement. The 6’8 forward can fly around a screen or take a dribble handout and nail a jumper. He averaged 14.2 points, 2.8 rebounds, and 2.0 assists in 31.8 minutes per game in his lone college season at Michigan playing for his dad. Juwan Howard played 19 years in the NBA, including an All-Star season in 1996 and winning two rings with the Heat at the end of his career.

Jett Howard is ready to help an NBA offense. His ability to move without the ball and use his high IQ when he has it should make him a weapon for whatever team drafts him. The 19-year-old has a ton of upside and has drawn comps to players like Desmond Bane and AJ Griffin.

There are massive questions about his defense as he struggled both on and off the ball. Howard may not have the lateral quickness to contain guards, and he got caught ball-watching plenty during his lone season at Michigan. The 6’8 forward must improve on this end of the floor if he wants to be an impact player in the league.

The Golden State Warriors love movement shooters, and Jett Howard could become a next-generation Splash Brother in San Francisco.