Indiana Pacers: 3 NBA Draft prospects who may surprisingly fall to 13th

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Indiana Pacers, NBA Draft, Jalen Johnson
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Dynamic Jalen Johnson should be an easy choice for the Indiana Pacers in a surprise freefall

Among the players on this list, Jalen Johnson may be the safest bet to be selected in the top 10. His unique skillset is incredibly enticing, boasting guard-like skills as a playmaking forward with intriguing versatility as a defender and rebounder although teams may be a tad warier with his track record with injuries.

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Despite all those, Johnson’s stock may slacken a bit come draft night. Some mocks are recently projecting him to be usurped by prospects initially pegged as late lottery picks. Alas, on a fit basis, only Oklahoma City, Sacramento and San Antonio are the only teams among those picking earlier than Indiana who may definitively zoom in on the Duke standout with their frontcourt needs.

It’s a no-brainer to steal Johnson if he’s still waiting for his name to be called as the Pacers are on the clock. A highly versatile frontcourt piece, he should be a very good fit next to both Myles Turner and Domantas Sabonis assuming that the team drops the hammer on one of them in a trade scenario.

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