• The NBA Draft is always a fun time of year as we are introduced to the future of the league. Some will become stars, some will be role players and some won’t get to hear their name across the two draft dates this year. All of these players have worked hard for a chance to continue their basketball journey in the NBA and we are here to tell you about their game with a bit of a fantasy spin.

    Before we begin, here’s a quick shout out to all the awesome contributors to this project:

    Mark Camero (@MACAttack145)
    Gonçalo Teiga (@goncaloteiga)
    Keston Paul (@kestonpaul)
    Brian Shade (@shade_fantasy)
    Yoel Abulaf (@uncyobo)

    Now…who is the No. 1 player on our board…?

    Lottery Prospects

    Alexandre Sarr
    F/C, International

    Team: Perth Wildcats out of the NBL
    Age on Draft Day: 19.15

    HT/WT: 6’11.75’’ / 225 lbs
    Consensus Rank: Early Lottery
    Player Type: Versatile Big
    Possible Landing Spots: Hawks, Wizards, Spurs

    Notable 2023-24 Stats: 18.0 minutes per game; 1.5 blocks per game; 9.6 points on 50% FG, 0.5 3s on 27.6%; 4.5 boards per game

    General Comments: Extremely fluid defensively…should be able to play in a variety of defensive schemes (at the level, hedging, switching, roaming, etc)…Knows how to use length to disrupt shots and gather blocks…Active hands in passing lanes and on-ball…Someone who you could build a defensive identity around in time…Sometimes overpowered on boards but generally solid fundamentals…Will need to bulk up more, but that can be developed…Decent finisher when has a head of steam…Willing enough shooter, but accuracy was poor…Some short-roll passing flashes…Dribble package is rather unremarkable, but some shades of positive notes in transition…Little post-up ability currently

    Injury History: None to note

    Player Comparison: Shades of Evan Mobley, Jaren Jackson Jr., Chet Holmgren

    Fantasy Outlook: Even in a less-heralded class, Alexandre Sarr should still be an acceptable top selection. He has DPOY potential on defense, due to the fluidity of his feet and hips and ability to play well in every defensive system. He displayed numerous rim-deterring flashes, which should translate to the NBA rather early. While Sarr’s offensive game is a work in progress, the shot form and willingness appears decent enough to have some faith that he can become a strong two-way player. Any other offensive gains (dribbling, playmaking, shotmaking) will be cherries on top of a strong defensive profile.

    Expected Timeframe:

    Year 1 Top-150 with top-100 potential if he produces more than just blocks early on
    Year 2 Top-100 if offense develops
    Year 4 Top-50 if offense and all-around fantasy game develop

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