Lakers (via Jazz get Indiana C Thomas Bryant

The Los Angeles Lakers will receive Indiana center Thomas Bryant(via Jazz), who was the No. 42 overall pick of the 2017 NBA draft on Thursday night.

Kevin Pelton's stats and scouting ranking -- No. 30: "Because Bryant is only an average shot-blocker and a poor defensive rebounder, he has to score efficiently to have value in the NBA." More (Insider)

Scouting report -- positives:

  • Versatile forward

  • Crazy long wingspan

  • Can score inside and outside

  • A load in the paint

Scouting report -- negatives:

  • Still inconsistent

  • Slow feet, lacks elite athleticism

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ESPN Analytics projection (within his first five seasons):

  • Chances he'll be an All-Star: 0.99 percent

  • Chances he'll be an NBA starter: 14.42 percent

  • Chances he'll be a role player: 13.57 percent

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