High release on his jumper makes it tough for defenders to block
Uses his length to make up for his lack of ideal height
Defends well on the perimeter
Good athlete who runs the floor well
Does a nice job of finding the open spot on the floor and establishing position on the block
Decent shot blocker
Brings a great energy to the floor
Undersized for an NBA power forward
Not a great ball-handler
Lacks a great deal of explosiveness
Summary: With Tyler Hansbrough, Ty Lawson and Wayne Ellington in the league, Thompson has emerged from the shadows to become a major contributor for the Heels. His lack of ideal athleticism and size for an NBA power forward will keep him out of the first round, but any team needing some toughness and energy off the bench should be on Thompson's heels in the second round.
Player Comparison: Juwan Howard Howard has been known more for his physicality and mid-range game than being able to put the ball on the floor. Thompson is in a similar mold in that he operates best around 12-15 feet from the basket. Thompson won't have the success that Howard did early in his career, but should find a fit as a role player coming off the bench.
First you do not understand what ainge is doing he is devolping a team for the next 5 to 7 years, next year with the draft choice there will be 4 to 5 new player. One who they will try to get is Hayward from Atlanta, so the max players you are talking about are anthony, hortford, hayward do not get you out of east. I have also been told by friend a reporter, that Porzinzis or Anothony davis are the only 2 player that Ainge will trade top pick for, thats you can take to bank.For more information there was a trade on table for anothony celtic and ainge refuse to part with Crowder, and no picks were involved.so unless Porzinzis is involve i would redo your mock draft, not fustration just reality from my people who know a little whats going on in front office