- Chad Ford, ESPN Senior Writer
With the draft nearly here, let's take a look beyond Round 1, which you can see here. The second round has provided plenty of value in recent years, and there's also a lot of strategy at play. Many teams don't have the roster space for a pick from this round and will draft with several years of projection in mind in taking young European prospects. You'll also see teams betting on one elite skill, or big-time athleticism. Whatever it is, we're certain to find future NBA players here.
Here's one projection of how it could look this year. Watch the names as much as the fits. It's obviously pretty much impossible to predict those, as many teams are still finalizing strategies for Round 1, much less Round 2.
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Analysis: Muscala will have to make the transition from college center to NBA stretch 4, but he's one of the most skilled big men in the draft and a steal at 31.
Oklahoma City Thunder
Analysis: With two picks in the first round, I doubt the Thunder are adding a third player capable of making the roster in the second round. Abrines has a lot of talent and is getting to play against elite competition in Spain. The Thunder can afford to be patient.
Analysis: Jackson is one of the more intriguing guards left in the draft. A ton of talent, he's just undersized. He can shoot it, get to the basket and find his teammates. Might be an ideal backup for Kyrie Irving.