D'Angelo Harrison is coming off a stellar four-year career at St. John's where he showed a consistent ability to score. Yet the transition to the NBA could be a difficult one for the undersized shooting guard, as he is unlikely to be selected Thursday night in an extremely deep draft.
While some teams may be scared off by his size at that position, Harrison does possess the shooting skills at the line and beyond the arc that can help a young player stick in the NBA. With that said, we present three possible landing spots for the former St. John's star.
Daryl Morey and Kevin McHale have built their offensive scheme around 3-point shooting and getting to the free throw line, which matches up very well with Harrison's skill set. While shooting guard is not a need for the Rockets (thanks to some guy with a large beard), the Rockets do not have much depth beyond James Harden. On top of that, Harrison is a native of Houston. It would not surprise me to see the Rockets take a chance on the local product.
Harrison worked out for the Lakers back on June 5th, a team that is in need of help at pretty much every position. On top of his ability on the court, Harrison has displayed a relentless work ethic, and many other leadership qualities that he can bring to a young, seemingly out-of-whack Lakers team.
With the news that Monta Ellis will be opting out of his contract, Dallas is suddenly in need of shooting guard help. Ellis, a fellow undersized shooting guard, played some of his best basketball of his career for the Mavs. Rick Carlisle may be willing to take a chance on Harrison.