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NBA Draft 2020: Top 5 undrafted free agents

Evan Tiwari
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Modified 22 Nov 2020, 03:58 IST
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#3 Mason Jones

Mason Jones
Mason Jones

Mason Jones offers size and plays with intensity and energy that makes up for average athleticism. He’s decisive with the ball (a quality that is hard to find in rookies) and is good at finishing around the rim. Teams were concerned that his athleticism is not enough for the NBA, but he’s the kind of player a coach would love to have at his disposal. After missing out on being selected in the NBA Draft 2020, Jones deserves a chance in the league.

#4- Ty-Shon Alexander

Ty-Shon Alexander
Ty-Shon Alexander

A 3&D combo guard, Alexander's biggest strength is his versatility. With a 6’8″ wingspan, he is a powerful defender, particularly on-ball, and shot 40% from three last season. He’s the kind of pesky defender that never quits and gets under opponents’ skin. However, some scouts doubt whether he could fit in an NBA role because of his lack of size, which stops him from scaling up a small forward on the wing. Despite that, Alexander's skill indicates NBA potential and the youngster might turn out to be a smart signing for a franchise.

#5 Markus Howard

Markus Howard
Markus Howard

Howard is a knock-down shooter, hitting 41.2% from three last season, and is a legitimate perimeter threat. He’s got deep range on his jumper and is dangerous on the catch-and-shoot. Howard is a smart player who knows how to relocate and find space along the arc. The problem is shooting is the only viable part of his game at the moment — he isn't much of a playmaker and is more of a combo guard, who can only be on the floor as a role player.

The Denver Nuggets have shown interest in him after teams ignored him in NBA Draft 2020. Markus Howard has the potential to play an important role for the Western Conference finalists.

Also read: NBA Rumors: Philadelphia 76ers interested in Bradley Beal and Zach LaVine; Golden State Warriors owner talks franchise's priorities in the Draft

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Published 22 Nov 2020, 03:58 IST
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