5 Reasons the Blazers Should Draft Shabazz Muhammad

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Jan. 26, 2013; Tempe, AZ, USA: UCLA Bruins forward Shabazz Muhammad (15) against the Arizona State Sun Devils at the Wells Fargo Arena. Arizona State defeated UCLA 78-60. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

2)      Off the Ball Movement

One of the best ways to tell if a player is NBA ready is to monitor how they move without the ball. Muhammad is very good at this. He knows exactly when and where to be at all times on offense. His ability to make sneaky cuts makes him a nightmare for defensive rotations. Picture this: Lillard drops it to LaMarcus on the elbow then loops wide on the strong side for the kick out. LaMarcus draws the double, Lillard spreads the floor, and Muhammad cuts backdoor for the surprise finish. His advanced court awareness opens up new offensive options.


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