3. Jontay Porter
Brother of Michael Porter Jr., Jontay Porter has quite a bit of upside himself. But like his brother, he also has injury concerns that have plummeted his draft stock.
Having torn his right ACL twice in a short span, Porter definitely has to redeem his value in pre-draft workouts. If that knee can’t hold up over an entire season, it will likely be the end of his NBA career.
When healthy, however, he’s a fascinating prospect. Despite being a big, his best attribute is his playmaking. Porter reads the floor very well, and can make good decisions all over the court. Whether initiating offense at the top of the key, from the post or on the short roll, he’s an excellent passer for his position.
Additionally, his shooting stroke is above-average for a big, which can open up a lot of opportunities in the pick-and-pop as well as the pick-and-roll. There’s a legitimate world where he is able to come around screens and shoot off the catch like a wing, which could open up so many lineup combinations.
Unfortunately, his injury history doesn’t bode well for his defensive ceiling. Positionally he’s above-average, but asking him to survive on a switch is far from ideal. He does make good rotations though, and seldom makes mistakes on that end.