2018 NBA Mock Draft 8.0

CHICAGO, IL - MAY 15: NBA Draft Prospect, Marvin Bagley poses for a portrait before the NBA Draft Lottery on May 15, 2018 at The Palmer House Hilton in Chicago, Illinois. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2018 NBAE (Photo by David Sherman/NBAE via Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - MAY 15: NBA Draft Prospect, Marvin Bagley poses for a portrait before the NBA Draft Lottery on May 15, 2018 at The Palmer House Hilton in Chicago, Illinois. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2018 NBAE (Photo by David Sherman/NBAE via Getty Images) /
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13. player. 77. . PF. Michigan State. Miles Bridges

Bridges is arguably the best pure athlete in the draft. He’s both strong and explosive at 6-6, normally liable for one or two highlight dunks per game.

Paired with Tobias Harris at the forward spots, Bridges would give the Clippers another spot-up shooter capable of making strong moves to the rim, both as a cutter and in straight-line drives. He needs to clean up his handles, but Bridges has some go-to scoring upside.

While not long enough to be a traditional power forward, Bridges’ strength and leaping ability should allow him to make due as a small-ball four. He can already defend three or four  positions, with the potential to defend all five in spurts if his fundamentals improve.