Full Two-Round NBA Mock Draft Pre-March Madness

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EAST LANSING, MICHIGAN – DECEMBER 03: Tre Jones #3 of the Duke Blue Devils plays against the Michigan State Spartans at the Breslin Center on December 03, 2019 in East Lansing, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images) /

Miami Heat. 21. player. PG, Duke. Pick Analysis. Tre Jones. 110. Scouting Report

Goran Dragic is set to hit the open market, and with the Heat likely looking to spend that money on yet another big free agent, they’ll like to find a cheap replacement to back up Kendrick Nunn.

Jones fits the bill, the best true point guard left on the board. The Duke sophomore has stepped into a bigger role effortlessly, and his numbers are up across the board.

His 6.5 assists per game looks awfully pretty next to his 2.6 turnovers per game, and he could run a second team from the moment he’s drafted. A 6’2 frame like the one Jones carries usually would mean he would be bullied defensively in the NBA, but he’s been a fantastic perimeter defender in Durham.

When he’s in the league and has the ball in his hands less, the 33 percent three-point average could hurt more than it does now, and his true shooting percentage of 52% isn’t something that’ll translate well.

Still, Jones brings a lot to the table, and could be a nice, cheap rotation player for Miami’s next run at the Finals.