Dalton Knecht

NBA DRAFT SCOUTING REPORT

POSITION: SGFROM: TennesseeHT: 6-6WT: 212
BORN: NAYEAR: SrWING: 6-9REACH: NA

Draft Notes

Dalton Knecht is a pure scoring wing with a lethal jumper and really impressive bounce and above the rim ability. The senior transfer from Northern Colorado had a monster season for the Vols and catapulted his draft stock into the lottery discussion.

He projects very clearly to the NBA level and has a NBA ready game. It’s easy to imagine him having an impact from day 1 as a floor spacing wing who can also score in isolation. He’s got a beautiful jumper, rises up with a ton of confidence and can carry the load on the offensive end.

He’s also an explosive athlete in the lane and can drop the hammer on defenders with highlight reel dunks. He’s a solid off the ball mover/cutter who finds space in the defense and knows how to get his shots.

His defense has improved but is still a weak point in his game. He’s got the physical tools and should be able to hold his own but still has work to do, both in locking down 1on1 and improving his team defense.

He’s not the most creative ball handler or passer but isn’t a black hole on offense either. He does a decent job of drawing and kicking and moving the ball out of doubles.

Knecht would be an ideal pick for a win-now team but would also provide a steady presence and much needed floor-spacing to a rebuilding team.


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2024 SG Rankings

  1. Dalton Knecht – 6-6 – Tennessee
  2. Reed Sheppard – 6-3 – Kentucky
  3. Stephon Castle – 6-6 – UConn
  4. Kyshawn George – 6-8 – Miami (Switzerland)
  5. Devin Carter – 6-3 – Providence
  6. Jared McCain – 6-3 – Duke
  7. Ja’Kobe Walter – 6-5 – Baylor
  8. Johnny Furphy – 6-9 – Kansas (Australia)
  9. Kevin McCullar Jr. – 6-6 – Kansas
  10. Antonio Reeves – 6-6 – Kentucky
  11. Hunter Sallis – 6-4 – Wake Forest
  12. Nikola Durišić – 6-8 – Serbia
  13. Baylor Scheierman – 6-6- Creighton
  14. Ajay Mitchell 6-5 – UC Santa Barbara
  15. Kam Jones – 6-4 – Marquette
  16. Adama Bal – 6-7 – Santa Clara (France)
  17. LeBron James Jr. – 6-3 – USC
  18. Thierry Darlan – 6-6 – G League Ignite (Senegal)
  19. Cam Spencer – 6-4 – UConn
  20. Pelle Larsson – 6-5 – Arizona (Sweden)
  21. Judah Mintz – 6-4 – Syracuse
  22. Jaxson Robinson – 6-7 – BYU
  23. Harrison Ingram – 6-8 – UNC
  24. Matthew Murrell – 6-4 – Mississippi
  25. Caleb Love – 6-3 – Arizona