10. New Orleans Pelicans – Jaden Springer, G, Tennessee
As the New Orleans Pelicans continue to build around Brandon Ingram and Zion Williamson, adding another top 10 talent in the draft will certainly be helpful in their rebuild. One potential fit for the team is Jaden Springer, a 6-foot-4 freshman out of Tennessee.
Springer had flashes during his freshman season with the Volunteers but struggled with consistency. Still, there is lots of like about him and his transition to the NBA. Springer averaged 13 points and four rebounds on 44 percent shooting from three-point range during his freshman season.
He’s a good scorer that flashed the ability to evolve as a facilitator as well. There are questions about his limited NBA ceiling but I believe Springer has a bright future if he’s developed in the right organization.