Heat 2024 NBA Draft Big Board 1.0: Who could Miami draft at no. 15?

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4. Ron Holland, forward, G League Ignite

Age: 18

Size: 6-7, 6-11 wingspan, 197 pounds

Signature strength: Lockdown perimeter defender

Notable weakness: Raw on offense

Once in the mix as the top pick in this class, Holland’s stock dropped after an inconsistent season with the G League Ignite. Holland played a higher usage role that highlighted his weaknesses as a shot-creator and shooter he shot 27.3% on 3s) and had an upside-down assist-to-turnover ratio). 

But he did show an ability to be an incredible defensive playmaker. Holland totaled 31 steals and 16 blocks in 15 G League games. He’s also a decisive player on offense. Despite his poor percentages, Holland still attempted 3.1 3-point attempts per game and sprinted in transition.

Holland may not ever be a lead scorer in the NBA but, for a team like the Heat, he could excel as a difference-making defender and off-ball threat on offense.