New Orleans Pelicans: Jalen Johnson is a high ceiling wing in the NBA Draft
Jalen Johnson is one of the most interesting prospects in the entire draft, as he has all of the physical tools to be an elite wing but some question his mental makeup.
He quit halfway through his season at Duke, a red flag that might hurt his draft status, as most big boards have him ranked in the top ten.
If you ignore these rumblings, there is a lot to like about Johnson, as he is a 6-foot-9 forward, who is already a very good defender and 3-point shooter, which is pretty much the exact type of player the Pelicans want to put around Zion Williamson.
Johnson averaged 1.2 blocks per game, 1.2 steals and averaged 44 percent from the 3-point line, so his floor is a pretty good 3-and-D player.
His ceiling is much more, but Johnson is going to have to impress teams during the Draft Combine to prove to them that he has what it takes to succeed at the next level.
If he drops to the 10th spot, the Pelicans might take a risk on him as a high-ceiling talent who very much fits the description of what they need.