Blazers Pick Crabbe, Withey, Todorovic In Second Round Of 2013 NBA Draft; Trade Jerrett


The Blazers have a busy second round, grabbing a variety of players who have a shot at the main rsoter.

The Portland Trail Blazers gathered prospects in the second round, using their three picks and grabbing an additional prospect from the Cleveland Cavaliers. Here is some info from DraftExpress:

Pick 31: Allen Crabbe, SG, Cal. (Acquired from the Cavs for two future second round picks)

Crabbe's primary asset on the offensive end is his shooting stroke, where he has excellent form, elevation, and touch, with range beyond the NBA three point line. Crabbe is very good as a catch and shoot threat, something which he should be able to translate to the next level immediately. Overall, Crabbe shot 44.1% on catch and shoot opportunities according to Synergy Sports Technology, which in and of itself is already a very good mark. However, due to Crabbe's role as the focal point of the Golden Bears offense, a disproportionately high percentage of these came with a hand in his face. [Credit: Derek Bodner]

Check out this scouting report written by Scott Chong from SBNation sister site Also, some Crabbe memories from Leland Wong.

Pick 39: Jeff Withey, C, Kansas

Offensively, Withey was a relatively productive (17 points per-40) and highly efficient (62% True Shooting Percentage) scorer, but is certainly not what you would call an overly skilled or talented player on this end of the floor. He's most effective operating off the ball, finishing in pick and roll or drive and dish situations, where his soft hands, long arms and ability to play above the rim make him an excellent option for his guards to throw the ball to when he's on the move. Withey ranked as the #1 finisher in college basketball in non-post up situations, converting an outstanding 79% of his field goal attempts. [Credit: Jonathan Givony]

Pick 40, Grant Jerrett, PF, Arizona

Grant Jerrett arrived in Tucson as a McDonald's All-American and the 10th ranked player in the 2012 high school class. While the class of 2012 has had a rough transition from high school to the NCAA (and is considered to be one of the weaker classes in recent memory), Jerrett nevertheless struggled to live up to his lofty high-school billing, logging just 17.8 minutes per game in a crowded frontcourt with projected second round draft pick Solomon Hill and talented fellow freshmen Kaleb Taczewski and Brandon Ashley, averaging 5.1 points and 3.2 rebounds per game. [Credit: Kyle Nelson]

Update: John Rohde of The Oklahoman reports on Twitter that the Blazers have traded Jerrett's rights to the Oklahoma City Thunder for cash considerations.

Pick 45, Marko Todorovic, Serbia

Arriving in Spain in 2008 at age 16, Todorovic spent four seasons with DKV Joventut, two exclusively with their junior team and two splitting time between their senior team in the ACB and their second team, Prat Joventut, in the Spanish third division (LEB Silver). Todorovic made a name for himself in 2011 with a strong showing for Montenegro at the U20 European Championship in Bilbao where he averaged 8.6 and 7.9 rebounds, he followed that up with an outstanding season in the LEB Silver, finishing among the league's top-5 scorers and rebounds. [Credit: Matt Kamalsky]

What do you think of our second round picks? Were they our best options available? What were the best alternatives? -- Tim

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