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Undrafted FA's: Why the Blazers should sign Aaron Craft or DeAndre Kane.




I normally would not give a crap about undrafted NBA FA's. However, some solid NBA prospects went undrafted tonight. Among them are PG Aaron Craft from OSU and PG DeAndre Kane from Iowa State. Others include UNC's PF James Michael McAdoo, Florida's C Patric Young, Arizona State's PG Jahii Carson, UNLV's block machine C Khem Birch, ISU's SF Melvin Ejim and ASU's 7'2 C Jordan Bachynski. I've had my eye on DeAndre Kane and Aaron Craft for several years now.Both

Why Blazers should sign Aaron Craft as a backup PG.

-Won NCAA 2013-2014 Defensive Player of the Year award

-2-time Big 10 Defensive Player of the Year award

-Compliments Damian Lillard. Capable of playing with Lillard and also providing energy defensive spark off the bench.

-Pass first, defensive oriented PG. Skilled passer, Reliable ballhander.

-6'2ft, 195lbs.Can drive to hoop and finish with contact, hits floaters in the lane.

-Clutch, thrives in late-game situations, Big-10 tourney player of the year in 2012

-Amazing ability to play suffocating pressure defense without fouling. Stays in front of his man.

Why Blazers should sign DeAndre Kane as a backup PG.

-Probably the best full-court/long pass/fast break starter to be drafted in the past few years. Creates fastbreaks by passing right after gathering defensive rebound and has ability to thread the needle on long passes most players should have no business attemtping.

-Stats from last year are: ppg17.1, rpg 6.8, apg 5.9, fg%48, 3pt%40.

-6'4, 200lbs. Size and strength to be a combo guard. Very Athletic.

-Very good ballhander who is a phenomenal playmaker and assist man. Passes hit teammates shooters pocket.

-Ability to get hot, hit deep 3's.

-Loves late-game moments. Lead ISU to big wins during season and propelled ISU to a tourney victory over UNC.

Whats your take?

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