Jaime Jaquez Jr.
Though Jaquez is a rookie, there’s a multitude of ways that he can help contribute.
He more than likely won’t be a starter, but he could be a part of the wing rotation by the end of training camp by showing he can get to the rim, compete on the defensive end and knock down open 3-pointers.
Jaquez is walking in with low expectations as a rookie, but he was widely considered one of the more NBA-ready prospects in the lead-up to June’s draft. There’s a spot open on the perimeter behind Butler and Caleb Martin, and Jaquez has the tools to earn that spot.
But he can’t let the pressure get to him. Instead, Jaquez just needs to come into training camp and play free. The organization drafted him for a reason and he will have his time but, if you’re Jaquez, why not make it now?