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Draft Profile (S1: EP 4): Some of the Top Playmakers in this class.


This year's draft class is filled wth guys who can dish out assists for their teammates. Let's look at the best playmakers in this class.

Cade Cunningham, PG/SG, 6-8, 220 lb., Oklahoma State

Isn't it kinda obvious? The dude is a pick and roll maestro who can control the game. Though he averaged 3.7 assists, he was surrounded with garbage Oklahoma State teammates but still elevated that team. His projected role by ESPN is to be a big playmaker.

Josh Giddey, 6-8, 180 lb., PG/SG, Australia

Giddey led Australia's NBL in assists and can really post triple doubles. Averaging 11, 6, and 6, the dude is an all-around guy who needs to improve defense and his shot but is a special offensive talent.

Scottie Barnes, SF/PF, 6-9, 227 lb., Florida State

A 6-9 forward, Barnes played point guard for Florida State this year and really did well at the position, averaged 6 assists per 40 minutes with some minimal spacing. The unselfish guy really has a high ceiling to pass and defend in the NBA.

Sharife Cooper, PG, Auburn, 6-1, 180 lb.

Cooper averaged 8 assists for an Auburn team that had inconsistent spacing and despite the fact he didn't space the floor. I'm not trusting his shooting, defending, but he will enter the league as a top playmaker.

Daishen Nix, PG, G League Ignite, 6-5

His passing IQ was evident in the G League Bubble, and that should give him looks in the second round. A pretty solid all-around guy who averaged 8 points, 5 boards, and 5 assists as a 6-5 point guard for the G League Ignite.

Jason Preston, Ohio, PG, 6-4

Preston is a triple-double threat who was a playmaking machine for an Ohio Bobcats quiet team last year. He was a key part of the roster, and averaged 7.2 assists as a 6-4 point guard.

Honorable mentions: David Johnson, Kendric Davis, Jalen Suggs, Day'ron Sharpe (IQ), among others


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