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2020 NBA Draft Profile: Jaden McDaniels

The name Jaden McDaniels might look familiar but that’s probably because his brother, Jalen McDaniels, was drafted last year in the 2019 draft by the Charlotte Hornets. Jaden is currently predicted to go 31st via Tankathon after becoming an “X-Factor” for the Washington Huskies. Being a high-risk, potentially high-reward prospect, here’s why Dallas might consider taking him.

The Specs

Height: 6’10”

Weight: 201

Wingspan: 6’11.5”

Key Notes


  • Played the 3 as a 6”10 SF
  • High release point, decent mid-range game
  • Long strides, moves very well
  • Good at getting out and running
  • Despite thin frame, attacks the rim with aggressiveness
  • Nice floater, good touch on the inside
  • Stretch big potential
  • Needs to improve three-point shot
  • Needs to add weight if he’s going to be playing the 4/5


  • Good speed for a “big”
  • Athleticism allows him to get blocks and rebounds
  • Length helps him get steals when he jumps in passing lanes
  • Limited strength with his slight frame
  • Very young, lots of time to add weight and grow defensively
  • Has been described as “boom or bust”
  • Lack of maturity
  • Average rebounder

Active Player Comparisons

If everything goes right: Jonathan Isaac

Most Realistic Outcome: Rudy Gay Lite + Size

Stats and Accomplishments

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