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PWE Draft Preview Daily Prospect: Dakari Johnson

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Dakari Johnson

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Center | 7’0 | 265 | Kentucky
Projected: 2nd rounder
Best Case: Kevin Seraphin
Most Likely: Daniel Orton
Worst Case: Nathan Jawai


Johnson is an old-school, brute force big man who out-muscled his college opposition in an effective 2 year stint at Kentucky. His offense isn’t refined and his defensive acumen is limited by his lack of mobility. He could prove an effective backup in the NBA feeding off a diet of offensive putbacks and low post touches but it’s equally likely his defensive shortcomings keep him glued to the bench. If Johnson does stick in the league, it’ll be with one of those scarce teams that value putting his 7 foot, 265lb frame  to work in the post enough to overlook the other issues in his game. Really though, in a league that values mobility and floor spacing more than post play, I don’t fancy his chances.

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