“Paolo is probably at the top of that big three for m…

“Paolo is probably at the top of that big three for me because he’s the most conservative pick, and he’s consistent,” one NBA executive told HoopsHype following the lottery. “I like him in playoff-type situations. He has the ability to make others around him better.” Two NBA executives compared Banchero’s upside to what Julius Randle was during his All-Star campaign last season. “Paolo gives you the most complete player coming in,” an NBA scout added.
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