Mavericks draft A.J. Hammons, Purdue center, at No. 46 overall

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The Dallas Mavericks selected Purdue center A.J. Hammons with the No. 16 pick in the second round (No. 46 overall) of the 2016 NBA draft on Thursday night.

Player profile:

  • Age: 23 (senior)

  • Height/weight: 7-foot, 280 pounds

  • 2015-16 stats: 15.0 PPG, 8.2 RPG, 2.5 BPG

Chad Ford's Top 100 ranking -- No. 46: "Hammons is coming off a strong senior season that saw him improve his scoring, rebounding and shooting efficiency. His 31 PER was one of the best in college basketball." More (Insider)

Kevin Pelton's stats and scouting ranking -- Not ranked: More (Insider)

Scouting report -- positives:

  • Big, physical center

  • Soft touch around the basket

Scouting report -- negatives:

  • Has struggled with conditioning issues

  • Still very raw

Read the full scouting report (Insider)

ESPN Analytics projection (within his first five seasons):

  • Chances he'll be an All-Star: 1 percent

  • Chances he'll be a starter: 8 percent

  • Chances he'll be a bench player: 52 percent

  • Chances he'll be a bust: 39 percent

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