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Los Angeles Clippers Draft Picks 2013: Grades, Analysis and Video Breakdown

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Los Angeles Clippers Draft Picks 2013: Grades, Analysis and Video Breakdown
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Now that the Doc Rivers deal is complete, the Los Angeles Clippers can focus on adding to their supporting cast, starting with this year's draft. If they can bring back Chris Paul—which now seems a likelihood after the hiring of Rivers—the Clippers' main needs will be frontcourt depth and some help on the wing.

Name: Reggie Bullock

Pick: No. 25 overall, First Round

Position: Small Forward

School: North Carolina

Analysis: With Matt Barnes hitting free agency and Grant Hill retiring, the Clippers were in need of a small forward, so taking Bullock makes a lot of sense. This is someone who has all the tools to be an effective role player in the NBA and will be a great option off the bench.

Bullock brings solid defense and rebounding to the table but will be most useful as a spot-up shooter. He shot 42.9 percent from beyond the arc last season and has the range to continue draining three-pointers at the next level.

Besides not being able to create his own shot, Bullock doesn't have any major weaknesses the Clippers should worry about. He isn't greatly athletic, but he contributes in multiple categories, whether that be offensive rebounding, scoring in transition or working as a slasher.

This is a perfect pick for a contending team, as they get a nice piece for their bench without it coming at a major cost. He will be able to play multiple roles for the Clippers, and should be able to do it right away.

Grade: A

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