NBA Draft Winners
With the NBA Draft over, MSFT will take a look at NBA Draft winners and how they have improved their team on Draft Day.
Thunder Receive: Victor Oladipo, Ersan Ilyasova, 11th pick (Domantas Sabonis)
Magic Receive: Serge Ibaka
Selection: No. 11 Domantas Sabonis, No. 56 Daniel Hamilton
The OKC Thunder swung a major trade, dealing Serge Ibaka to the Orlando Magic in exchange for Victor Oladipo, Ersan Ilyasova, and Domantas Sabonis.
The Thunder get an upgrade at the shooting guard position with Victor Oladipo, who can help give Westbrook a breather and help handle the ball. Oladipo will see his numbers take a dip, but can ultimately push the envelope and be another outside shooter the Thunder didn’t have, without sacrificing Andre Roberson’s defense. Along with Oladipo, the Thunder will be hoping Ilyasova and Sabonis can replicate Ibaka’s stretch-4 skill and Sabonis’ tough interior play.
With the 56th pick, the Thunder bought the pick from the Denver Nuggets and selected UConn’s Daniel Hamilton. Hamilton who is a nice wing with 3-and D potential, and the ability to handle the ball off the bench. If Hamilton develops his shot, and can translate his defensive ability, he will provide solid value at 56.
Selection: No. 18 pick Henry Ellenson, No. 49 Michael Gbinije
Steve Van Gundy and the Detroit Pistons have been seeking a stretch-4 to plug alongside the defended-minded Andre Drummond and saw Henry Ellenson slide, falling in their laps at 18. Ellenson who a nice shooting stroke and is a great value pick in mid-late first round, has a great shooting form and averaged 17 PPG, 9.9 RPG and 1.5 APG in his lone season at Marquette. (You can view Ellenson draft profile here).
Michael Gbinije could be value pick in the mid-second round, providing a bench spark who can shoot the ball. Gbinije is a more long-term project but can develop into a 3-and-D role.
Suns Receive: No. 8 (Marquese Chriss)
Kings Receive: No. 13, No. 28, Rights to Bogdan Bogdanovic, and future 2nd pick
Selection: No. 4 pick Dragan Bender, No. 8, Marquese Chriss, No. 34 Tyler Ullis
The Suns swung for the fences and got both their guys in Dragan Bender and Marquese Chriss. The Suns needed front court help, and got just that with high-reward prospects in Bender who has a smooth shooting stroke and Chriss who has tremendous athleticism that if they reach their potential, could be one of the best front courts in 4-5 years.
With the Suns second round pick, they select Tyler Ulis from the University of Kentucky. Ulis had a great year for the Wildcats and could become a lesser degree of Isaiah Thomas. Ulis can come in and be a spark off the bench, being eased into his role, with good depth at the guard position.
The Indiana Pacers
Indiana Receive: Thaddeus Young
Nets Receive: Pick No. 20 (Caris Lavert), future 2nd round pick
Selection: No. 50 Georges Niang
The Indiana Pacers have been busy early in the offseason, swinging for deals to make them a dangerous threat in the Eastern Conference and in position to lure another marquee free agent.
The Pacers have brought in support for Paul George and immediate help, rather than trying to build through the draft, by acquiring Jeff Teague in a three team deal for George Hill, and then sending their 20th pick to Brooklyn; who chose Caris Lavert, for Thaddeus Young. The Pacers look to be one of the top winners early in the offseason, improving their roster drastically without giving up much (George Hilll, No. 20).
With the 50th pick, the Pacers take a flyer on the Senior from Iowa St. in Georges Niang who averaged 20.5 PPG and 6.2 RPG. He could provide another offensive punch in the paint off the bench for the Pacers and a low-risk pick.https://www.myfantasysportstalk.com/nba-draft-winners/https://i2.wp.com/www.myfantasysportstalk.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/bender.jpg?fit=534%2C401&ssl=1https://i2.wp.com/www.myfantasysportstalk.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/bender.jpg?resize=150%2C150&ssl=1AnalysisBrooklyn NetsDetroit PistonsIndiana PacersNBANews and UpdatesOklahoma City ThunderOrlando MagicPhoenix SunsRecent PostsSacramento Kings#OklahomaCityThunder,Brooklyn Nets,Detroit Pistons,Indiana Pacers,NBA,NBA Draft,nba draft winners,Orlando Magic,Phoenix Suns,Sacramento KingsWith the NBA Draft over, MSFT will take a look at NBA Draft winners and how they have improved their team on Draft Day. Thunder Trade: Thunder Receive: Victor Oladipo, Ersan Ilyasova, 11th pick (Domantas Sabonis) Magic Receive: Serge Ibaka Selection: No. 11 Domantas Sabonis, No. 56 Daniel Hamilton The OKC Thunder swung a major trade,...Christian MenaChristian MenaChristianmena96@gmail.comAuthorChristian Mena is a sports enthusiast who is currently majoring in Sports Management who resides in Connecticut. He is a die hard fan of the Yankees, Patriots and Lakers, and specializes in the NBA, NFL and MLB. You can follow him on Twitter @Christian_Mena3MyFantasySportsTalk