Bleacher report did a nice article on the grades of all teams draft picks. Here are some highlights of players that could be the cats next import.
No. 58 Overall: J.P. Tokoto, North Carolina, 6'6", SG, Junior
If Tokoto can improve as a shooter, he'll have the chance to become one of the bigger-value picks in the draft.
He's an elite athlete, an above-average passer and a strong wing defender.
Unfortunately, Tokoto's jumper and mechanics are poor. As a 2-guard, he'll need to at least prove he can threaten the defense from behind the arc.
Still, at No. 58, it's certainly worth seeing if he can develop some touch in the D-League
No. 46 Overall (Via Trade): Norman Powell, UCLA, 6'4", SG, Senior
Powell, whom the Raptors landed through a trade, is one of the top athletes in the draft with defensive specialist potential.
He's undersized as a scoring 2-guard, but he's electric in the open floor and a blanket on the wing.
The only thing stopping Powell is his jump shot. If it improves, he'll find a way into Toronto's rotation.
No. 54 Overall (Via Trade): Daniel Diez, Spain, 6'8", SF, 1993
The Blazers traded for Diez, a shooter with excellent size for a wing. He had a breakout year in the Spanish ACB, where he played big minutes at 22 years old.
He'll be a draft-and-stash for Portland with role-player potential.
No. 31 Overall (Via Trade): Cedi Osman, Macedonia, 6'8", SG/SF, 1995
The Cavaliers landed Osman through a trade with the Wolves. He's one of the most productive young players abroad with the versatility that should light up NBA eyes.
He'll spend the next few years overseas, but long term, this could be a sensational investment.
No. 39 overall: Juan Vaulet, Argentina, 6'6", SF, 1996 (trade)
The Nets landed Vaulet after trading Mason Plumee. Vaulet is a textbook draft-and-stash option whose athleticism and motor do his talking.
Don't expect to see Vaulet in the NBA in 2015-16.
No. 51 Overall: Tyler Harvey, Eastern Washington, 6'4", Junior, Sophomore
Harvey led the country in scoring and three-pointers made. He's an incredible shot-maker, but at 6'4" with limited athleticism, he could have a tough time separating in the NBA.
Still, at No. 51, Harvey was worth drafting, though he'll likely end up in the D-League or overseas in 2015-16.
No. 40 Overall: Josh Richardson, Tennessee, 6'6", SG, Junior
Richardson wasn't invited to the combine, but his stock jumped during workouts. He has prototypical 2-guard size, as well as smooth athleticism and the ability to score from all three levels.
He even handled the ball for Tennessee, where he racked up his fair share of assists.
Richardson will need a year in the D-League or overseas, but he'll have a shot to win a bench role due to his offensive versatility.
No. 45 Overall: Marcus Thornton, William & Mary, 6'4", SG, Senior
Thornton is an undersized scorer, though he can light it up from three and separate into jumpers from all over.
But he lacks the size of a shooting guard and passing instincts of a point. Odds are Thornton winds up in Europe or the D-League.