Philadelphia 76ers: 2019 NBA Draft grades

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No. 54 pick: Marial Shayok

At the end of the draft, especially in a weak one like this, you can only expect so much. In Marial Shayok, you can expect one thing at the very least: scoring.

As the lead option at Iowa State, Shayok had to do a lot more than he’ll do in the NBA. Playing alongside stars, Shayok can play to his strengths as a specialist.

He wasn’t a volume shooter until this past season, where he spiked to 5.4 attempts per game. Connecting on 38.6 percent of those triples is no fluke, so it’s clear what his role at the next level will be.

The other side of the court is what deterred teams from drafting him earlier. He’s not very quick laterally, but he does have a 6’11” wingspan.

As an upperclassman, he’ll also fit right into the win-now culture. Brand spoke various times about his desire for experienced prospects who know how to play a role, which Shayok is willing to do.

In terms of value, this feels like a reach; Shayok was not predicted to be drafted at all in most mock drafts. But if he sticks around and is playable in a high-level setting, that’s a win.

Grade: C+