14 Days of Mocking Day 2: #13 Los Angeles Clippers
The Los Angeles Clippers have a ton of holes to fill along with key pieces having expiring contracts, being guard Avery Bradley and forward Montrezl Harrell. As L.A. does have back to back picks here they can fill both of those holes and that is exactly what I believe they will do.
With the 13thpick in the 2018 NBA Draft, the L.A. Clippers select…
Robert Williams. Robert Williams is an undersized power forward (listing in at 6’8) who plays very big for his size. He averaged 10.6 points, 9.2 rebounds, and 2.6 blocks per game in just his sophomore season at Texas A&M. He helps fill a hole that the Clippers will likely need to fill. Williams gets rebounds and blocks shots and is a perfect small ball four, even though he does not shoot threes very well. Yes, this will be a problem with spacing on the floor since the Clippers would have Williams and Deandre Jordan on the court at the same time.
Comparison: Kenneth Faried
Robert Williams is almost the same player as Kenneth Faried. From the way that they play to their size. They are both undersized for big men, yet Williams does have a more polished low post game coming into the league than Faried. However, they both play above the rim, get rebounds, and hustle more than anyone on the court. I don’t believe Williams will ever become a star in the NBA he will definitely be solid and an end of the rotation player for years to come.
Here’s the 14th pick, the Denver Nuggets, from the other week.