Grant Williams may be an undersized 4 at 6-foot-7, but at 240 pounds can bang well and plays longer with a 6-foot-11 wingspan.
Portland has thrived with undersized Al-Farouq Aminu at the 4 the last few years and Williams would provide an extra physicality that Aminu can’t.
Williams will need to improve his range and willingness to shoot from deep after hitting 32.6 percent on 46 attempts as a junior. But he averaged 18.8 points per game and shot 56.4 percent overall, good numbers for a guy who plays below the rim and gives up a lot of height inside.
He is a smart player who generally makes the right decisions with the ball and was the leader for a Tennessee team that climbed to the top of the national polls for a significant chunk of last season.
Williams can also get into foul trouble because of his lack of elite athleticism — he fouled out of four games as a junior and was whistled for an average of 3.2 fouls per game in his career at Tennessee, a rate of 4.4 per 40 minutes.