Jacob Evans III
The Warriors wouldn’t get too much in return for Jacob Evans III, but he’s arguably the player on their roster with the most potential that isn’t already a developed star. However, the second-year guard needs to prove that he can captain the second unit first.
If Evans III gets off to a strong start this season after spending most of last season in the G-League, he may be a valuable trade asset. His play in the Las Vegas Summer League gives hope that he’ll take his game to the next level.
Evans III showed great chemistry with first-round pick and one of the draft’s best shooters, Jordan Poole. But, I wouldn’t necessarily say that Poole, as of now, has a higher ceiling or more value on the market that Evans III.
Poole, by many, was considered a reach in the first round, and the Warriors’ other two draft picks were both in the second round and will also need to prove themselves. That said, Evans III averaged just 1.3 points in 30 games last season.
The former Bearcat is expected to be the team’s backup point guard this season, which may end poorly. However, he’ll get the chance, and if he thrives, his stock will increase tenfold.