2019 NBA Draft: 7 Best Rim Finishers for Atlanta Hawks to Draft

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Dylan Windler

Range: Late First Round, Early Second Round

It seems unlikely that Dylan Windler of Belmont will still be available when the Atlanta Hawks select in the second round of the 2019 NBA Draft at #35 overall, though certainly stranger things have happened in NBA draft history.

Windler erupted onto the stage rather late on the prospective draft prospect stage in the 2018-19 season, but the timing was fortuitous. Right as Windler was getting some hype from draft outlets, he led his Belmont Bruins to a First Four NCAA Tournament win and followed that up by dropping 35 points and 11 boards in a first-round loss to the Maryland Terrapins.

Though rather thin, Windler’s 6-foot-8 height allows him to get his versatile jump shot off against most defenders, and Windler was also a terrific finisher in the 2018-19 season. Though only 35.3 percent of his shots came at the rim, per Bart Torvik, Windler finished at the rim at a 74.3 percent clip, which ranked 50th in the country.

That is a promising number, but more promising than just his rim finishing is Windler’s overall scoring efficiency. Windler flirted with a 50-40-90 campaign in his senior season at Belmont, just falling short by shooting 84.7 percent from the line.

Beyond that, over half of Windler’s shots came from three-point territory, where he shot a rock-solid 43 percent per Bart Torvik. Windler was comfortable off the dribble or off the catch, and when combined with his good size and rim finishing ability, you have the making of an extremely attractive target for the Atlanta Hawks in the 2019 NBA Draft.