Atlanta Hawks: Kevin Porter Jr. is a Player to Target

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NBA Draft Combine

Kevin Porter Jr. was a participant in this year’s NBA Draft Combine. His wingspan measured 6’9″ and his standing reach 8’7″ to pair with his 6’5.5″ height. Porter Jr. did not participate in the shooting part of the combine. However he did participate in the interview portion of the event. In fact Porter Jr. was among the 18 players who the Atlanta Hawks interviewed, according to Chris Vivlamore of the AJC. He also took part in the strength and agility portion of the combine. His rankings among wing players in each drill can be seen below:

Lane Agility – 10th

Shuttle Run – 5th

¾ Court Sprint – 2nd

Standing Vertical – 23rd (27″)

Max Vertical – 19th (34″)

Bench Press – 16th (tie)

NBA Comparison

Physically Kevin Porter Jr. compares favorably to Miami Heat guard Dion Waiters. Waiters is also a good comparison for Porter Jr. game wise. Waiters, a former top five pick is not a great player by any means, but he had a two month hot stretch in 2017, in which he averaged more than 17 points per game, while shooting over 40 percent from three-point range. If he reaches his ceiling, that’s the type of production that Kevin Porter Jr. is capable of on a consistent basis. offers former Atlanta Hawks guard DeShawn Stevenson as a comparison for Kevin Porter. Interestingly Trevor Marks of FanSided’s Busting Brackets, also offers Dion Waiters along with Nick Young, as NBA comparisons for Porter. compares Porter to a combination of Miami Heat forward Justice Winslow and San Antonio Spurs guard Lonnie Walker.