D.J. Wilson is exactly the type of high-upside player that would be worth a gamble for the Nets late in the first round. While he does not have a more sustained history of success beyond his solid 2016-17 campaign, his offensive skill set and defensive potential give him a decently high floor and a sky-high ceiling that outstrip his late first-round pedigree.
Offense: Swingman Skills, Big Man Body
D.J. Wilson’s slow maturation process is evident in his offensive game. Wilson is 6’9″ and sports a 7’3″ wingspan, but he plays like he has never seen a post-up. His smooth jump shot and guard-like handle have translated from his high school days spent playing on the wing.