21. New York Knicks (via New York) – Chris Duarte, G, Oregon
After taking a bit of a roll of the dice with Usman Garuba, look for the Knicks to take a bit of a safe pick with Chris Duarte, a 6-foot-6 guard out of Oregon. Duarte averaged 17 points and five rebounds on 42 percent shooting from 3-point range this past season at Oregon.
Duarte may have a limited ceiling but has the potential to be a contributor at the NBA level.
22. Houston Rockets (via Portland) – Sharife Cooper, G, Auburn
Even as an undersized guard, there is a lot to like about Sharife Cooper’s offensive game. He’d be a welcomed addition to the Houston Rockets, who very much struggled on that end of the floor this past season. Cooper averaged 20 points and eight assists during his freshman season at Auburn.
Cooper needs to work on his efficiency as he only shot 39 percent from the field and 23 percent from 3-point range.