Blazers 2-round mock draft: Controversial Ignite star headlines hunt for next Giannis

Even in a widely criticized draft class there's an opportunity to find a generational star if you're willing to take the swing.
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No. 13: Yves Missi, C, Baylor

Yves Missi is another upside shot worth taking. Come draft night, he may be off the board when the Golden State Warriors' pick comes into play for Portland. But he's available here, and he's an ideal fit for the Trail Blazers.

Missi is a 7-foot, 235-pound explosive lob-catcher and rim protector. His length and athleticism allow him to switch in certain schemes or play drop coverage, but as long as he's near the basket, he's going to be a deterrent. He's averaging 1.7 blocks as a freshman at Baylor.

Offensively, he's mostly limited to scoring around the rim, but he's converting 63 percent of his field-goal attempts and has rapidly developed into an adept pick-and-roll finisher, which would pair well with Henderson in a two-man game.

As he's gotten more comfortable playing in the Big 12, the 19-year-old has started to show a little more on that end, facing up and trying to blow by other bigs or cutting from the dunker's spot.

If Missi doesn't turn into any kind of scorer, he can still become a lob-city-ish version of Deandre Jordan. If he can continue to develop those offensive flashes, though, his ceiling is closer to Bam Adebayo.

Like Holland, it's worth taking a prospect with this physical profile, letting him grow and seeing what happens since the Blazers have developmental time to spare.