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NBA Mock Draft: Portland Trailblazers Select Donte DiVincenzo

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SB Nation’s NBA Network conducted a mock draft with bloggers from each team site making their team’s pick. After a trade, the Blazers select Donte DiVincenzo with the 29th pick.

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NBA Mock Draft Pick #29 — Donte DiVincenzo, Guard, Villanova

SB Nation’s Portland Trailblazers blog Blazers Edge explains the pick:

After multiple attempts to trade into the lottery, the faux Blazers decided to take a different route. By trading down to Brooklyn’s pick, Portland kept its spot in the same tier of wing prospects while adding a second round pick. Donte DiVincenzo fits a need, and he could pave the way for a potential backcourt shakeup if he reaches his ceiling. The Blazers need to reliably space the floor for Damian Lillard to flourish, and DiVincenzo’s shooting gives an adequate boost to the current rotation. Along with his shooting, the 21-year-old guard will provide insurance for a possible Pat Connaughton departure this summer. The added second round pick will give the Blazers a chance to address the backup point guard position at a reduced price. Like Connaughton, Shabazz Napier could easily move to a different team this summer. Landry Shamet, Devonte’ Graham, and Trevon Duval represent possible options for Portland at pick No. 45.

These are the terms of the trade in our Blogger Mock Draft between the Portland Trailblazers and Brooklyn Nets:

Blazers receives: 29th and 45th picks

Nets receive: 24th pick

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  3. Hawks JAREN JACKSON
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  26. Sixers JACOB EVANS
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  29. Blazers DONTE DIVINCENZO
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