Jalen McDaniels, the No. 52 pick in the 2019 draft, is coming off a rookie season that was just starting to get rolling when the regular season was suspended. Credit should go to Mitch Kupchak for landing the 6-foot-10 big man so late in the draft. It’s rare for players selected near McDaniels position to amount to much in the league.
Jalen showed well in 31 G-League games with the Greensboro Swarm by averaging 15.9 points, 7.8 rebounds, 2.2 assists, 1.9 steals, and 1.1 blocks. Most encouraging, he hit 37.6 percent of his 3.8 three-point attempts per game.