This pick is based on the lack of talent that is at this number, as well as a personal prediction of a mini-breakout year. Jeff Taylor takes the cake at 44.
His numbers from his rookie season seem pretty underwhelming for a guy who got a decent amount of minutes, but if you look at the stats from the Summer League, you get a different picture. While I would suggest you don’t take most stats from the summer all that seriously, Taylor’s stats, combined with the film I’ve seen show a player who is much more confident, and who is more comfortable in the NBA game.
Now I don’t expect him to vault himself into an all-star caliber player, but he should be a solid role player for the Bobcats this season.
Others Considered: Andrew Nicholson, Richard Jefferson