5 Reasons the Blazers Should Draft Shabazz Muhammad

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March 14, 2013; Las Vegas, NV, USA; UCLA Bruins guard/forward Shabazz Muhammad (15) dunks against Arizona State Sun Devils center Jordan Bachynski (13) during the second half in the second round of the Pac 12 tournament at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. UCLA defeated Arizona State 80-75. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

3)      Physical Versatility

At 6’6”, 222 lbs, Muhammad is slightly undersized for a small forward (his college position), yet his 6’11” wingspan turns this into a strength. He is still able to play SF if the Blazers want to stick him behind Nicolas Batum, but he is considered large for an incoming guard and he is a capable swingman. The Blazers would be wise to throw him in for Wesley Matthews from time to time, as he is known to punish smaller, weaker, or less aggressive opponents down low. He is a phenomenal spot up shooter but is equally lethal in traffic. Plus, his left-handedness creates a Harden-esque advantage on the drive against right handed defenders.

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