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Dalton Knecht NBA Draft Scouting Report: Professional Comparability, Up to date Lakers Roster

Joseph Zucker @@JosephZucker Featured Columnist IV June 27, 2024 Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images Tennessee star Dalton Knecht added another achievement to his improbable basketball journey as the Los Angeles Lakers selected him with the 17th overall pick in the 2024 NBA draft. Bleacher Report Draft Expert Jonathan Wasserman’s Scouting Report Player: Dalton Knecht Position: SF

Dalton Knecht NBA Draft Scouting Report: Professional Comparability, Up to date Lakers Roster

Joseph Zucker@@JosephZuckerX.com LogoFeatured Columnist IVJune 27, 2024

CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA - MARCH 21: Dalton Knecht #3 of the Tennessee Volunteers reacts during the second half against the Saint Peter's Peacocks in the first round of the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Spectrum Center on March 21, 2024 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)

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Tennessee star Dalton Knecht added one other achievement to his unbelievable basketball journey because the Los Angeles Lakers chosen him with the seventeenth total decide within the 2024 NBA draft.

Bleacher Report Draft Professional Jonathan Wasserman’s Scouting Report

Participant: Dalton Knecht

Place: SF

Measurement: 6’6″, 204 lbs

Professional Comparability: Wally Szczerbiak

Scouting Report: Knecht was missed at Northern Colorado, however after matching his numbers at Tennessee towards SEC competitors, he is drawn critical curiosity from NBA scouts. He is being considered as an NBA-ready shotmaker who additionally gives some further scoring potential together with his physicality attacking the rim.

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Anthony Davis, C: $43.2M (2029)

Rui Hachimura, PF: $17M (2026)

Austin Reaves, SG: $13M (2027)

Gabe Vincent, PG: $11M (2026)

Jarred Vanderbilt, PF: $10.7M (2028)

Jalen Hood-Schifino, PG: $3.9M (2027)

Christian Wooden, C: $3M (2025)

Maxwell Lewis, SF: $1.9M (2027)

Dalton Knecht, SF: Rookie scale contract

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LeBron James, PF: Participant possibility

D’Angelo Russell, PG: Participant possibility

Taurean Prince, PF: UFA

Mohamed Bamba, C: UFA

Jaxson Hayes, C: Participant possibility

Cam Reddish, SF: Participant possibility

Spencer Dinwiddie, PG: UFA

Max Christie, SG: RFA

Colin Castleton, PF: RFA

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Skylar Mays, SG: RFA

Knecht’s faculty profession started at Northeastern Junior Faculty, and he parlayed his two years there right into a switch to Northern Colorado. Following a standout senior marketing campaign, the 6’6″ ahead determined he was able to step up from the Huge Sky and problem himself within the SEC.

His manufacturing did not endure one bit from rising his stage of competitors.

Knecht averaged 21.7 factors and 4.9 rebounds, and he was a 39.7 % shooter from the perimeter. He was named the SEC Participant of the Yr and acquired the Julius Erving Award, which works to the highest small ahead within the nation.

Even in his wildest desires, the 23-year-old by no means thought when he debuted at Northeastern that he’d wind up as a Participant of the Yr in a significant convention and a top-20 NBA decide.

Due to his age, Knecht most likely does not have as excessive an upside as a few of the different high prospects within the class. He does possess a excessive ground, although, and he could possibly be somebody who’s considered as a steal when reassessing the 2024 draft in just a few years.

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