Filling a niche
June, 22, 2010
By Fran Fraschilla | ESPN Insider
Jim Owens/Icon SMIJordan Crawford's shooting alone should earn him a roster spot.As an NBA team puts together a complete roster, it has to be conscious of filling it out with some specialists that can help you win games on both ends of the floor. As a coach, three places I would start with are shooters, energy guys off the bench and big men who can defend the rim. Here are some of the best in each category in this draft. Not every one of these guys is a potential first-round pick, but all can help a team win some games.