OKC Thunder: NBA Draft big board 2.0 – Top 30 prospects

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Patrick Williams #4 of the Florida State Seminoles OKC Thunder (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images) /

Patrick Williams, F, Florida State, 6’8, 225 pounds, 18 years old

Patrick Williams can beat you a multitude of ways offensively. No matter if it is setting screens and being a roll man, or popping out off of the screens, Williams can help an offense cook.

He showed an ability to stretch the floor shooting the trey ball at a 32 percent clip. While he can shoot, his form leaves a lot to be desired. Not only is it slow enough for defenses to close in on, but low enough to easily get swatted.

Like a ton of big men in 2020, Williams can find the open man and even handle the ball. Surprisingly enough, given his 6’11 wingspan, he can be either the screener or the ball-handler in pick-and-roll situations. Off-ball, he can make the right cuts, and track down rebounds with the best of them.

As a defender, he is a hard worker. From chasing down defenders in transition to having his solid rotations protect the rim and make up for his fellow teammates. He is a true leader defensively, making sure everyone is set up correctly and picks up their man.

One day, Williams can be the anchor of an NBA defense. Not only can he handle the back end of the defense, but he is also able to switch onto multiple positions and at worst hold his own.

At just 18 years old I anticipate that his shot will develop even more from beyond the arc, which produces greater value for his NBA future.

If Williams can turn into a slightly above league average 3-point shooter, he will be a starter in this league for years to come.