DJ Stewart, Sioux Falls Skyforce
Despite Portland’s retooling on the wings, they’d still take another impact perimeter player with size, scoring, and shooting. Those types of players are some of the most valuable in the NBA today, and DJ Stewart is one who is flying under the radar.
A former Mississippi State Bulldog, Stewart went undrafted and eventually made his way to the Skyforce. He’s third on the team in scoring and has great size for the shooting guard position.
What makes Stewart such an appealing player is his boundless athleticism, which can bend games on fast breaks with dunks like this:
Most of the minutes on the wing are going to Reddish, Thybulle, and Nassir Little, but Stewart would immediately be the most athletic player in the forward rotation and give the team a new dimension on the perimeter. There are few, if any, other athletes at the G-League level who are as good as Stewart.
Again, he wouldn’t be expected to start, but his dunks are so vicious and violent that if he uncorked one in the same game that Shaedon Sharpe ransacked a rim, the roof of the Moda Center might cave in from the applause.