In the end, the Houston Rockets' GM (Michael Vernon) came away as the Executive of the Year for trading away players such as Chris Paul, PJ Tucker, Austin Rivers, and Danuel House Jr. in exchange for the likes of Zach LaVine, Lauri Markkanen, Trevor Ariza, Dennis Smith Jr., Wayne Ellington, Furkan Korkmaz, Taj Gibson, and others. You can check out all of the 30 final rosters by clicking the link here. It seems as though the three former Wildcats are all falling in the same general range; Maxey as a late lottery pick, Quickley a mid-second round choice, and Richards a late second-rounder. It'll be interesting to see how close these projections are once the real NBA Draft finally rolls around.
13. Pelicans: Tyrese Maxey
Maxey is a safe bet outside the top five because of his strong build, versatile shot-making ability and coordinated finishing package. He lacks athleticism and playmaking ability, which lowers his ceiling, but Maxey has the skill set and mindset to be a role-playing scorer.
45. Magic: Immanuel Quickley
A limited athlete and creator, Quickley will lean on his jump shot to try to find an NBA role as a shooting specialist.
51. Thunder: Nick Richards
Even if his shooting development stalls, Richards has a chance to stick in the right role that values his athleticism for finishing and shot-blocking.
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