2014 NBA Draft Scouting Report: K.J. McDaniels



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2014 NBA Draft Scouting Report: K.J. McDaniels


Position: Small Forward

Size: 6-6, 200

School: Clemson, Sophomore


Strengths:
  • Athleticism
  • High flyer at the rim
  • Explosive at the rim
  • Slashing ability
  • Excels in transition
  • Getting to the foul line
  • Free-throw shooting
  • Length
  • Terrific defender
  • Can guard multiple positions
  • Shot blocker
  • A factor on the glass




  • Weaknesses:
  • Inconsistent three-point shooter
  • Too often settles for jumpers
  • Needs to get better at breaking down defenders off the bounce
  • Ball handling can improve
  • A bit undersized to be a true small forward


  • Summary: Since Clemson didn’t garner a ton of national attention, McDaniels somewhat flew under the national radar. He is crazy athletic and a terrific defender, which together makes him extremely attractive to NBA teams. McDaniels is a bit undersized to be a true small forward in the NBA and doesn’t shoot it all that well from deep, but figures to be drafted in the late teens-early 20s and a solid role player at the next level.

    Player Comparison: Wesley Johnson. Johnson’s lack of development on the offensive end has relegated him to being a decent role player. McDaniels will face similar hurdles as a scorer, but because of his length, athleticism, and defensive ability, he should find a home in the NBA like Johnson has.







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    Written by Paul Banks of the Washington Times, and David Kay of the The Sports Bank.
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