1. Quentin Grimes, SG, Houston
Grimes was a former top recruit who chose to attend Kansas, but he lasted just one season in Lawrence before deciding to transfer to Houston. He was solid in his sophomore season, but he was legitimately dominant during his second season with the Cougars.
Grimes upped his scoring to 17.8 points per game, showing that he could be a quality scorer and shooter by also improving his 3-point percentage. These were not hollow numbers, as Houston was able to make it deep into March with Grimes as the straw that stirred the drink on the offensive end.
Quentin Grimes could make an impact with the Brooklyn Nets.
Grimes wouldn’t help fix Brooklyn’s issues. Yeah, he can shoot and score, but there isn’t a better team at shooting and scoring in the league than the Nets. An average defender, Grimes wouldn’t give the Nets a ton of tangible Day 1 impact.
However, considering the Nets have a ton of picks to play with, they could add Grimes and stick him down in the minor league ranks with Long Island if they simply HAVE to have him. If he ends up hitting his stride, he might end up challenging for a starting spot several years down the road, and that gamble is worth taking.