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This predraft process was built for Zach LaVine, who was the clear-cut standout amongst those who participated in both drills and athletic testing.
He toyed with those athletic tests on Friday, finishing with the fastest lane agility time, the second-fastest shuttle and a ridiculous 41.5" max vertical leap, which tied the second-highest jump behind Jahii Carson and Markel Brown.
But you didn't need the timers or measuring sticks to come to the conclusion that LaVine is one hell of an athlete. He glided through drills and soared above the rim for a number of dunk-contest slams that showcased his effortless explosiveness off the bounce.
He was also impressive during shooting drills, where he nailed 14-of-25 NBA three-pointers, 14-of-18 jumpers off the dribble from 15 feet and 21-of-32 shots on the move from the same range.
During two-on-twos and three-on-threes, he was connecting with his pull-up jumper by elevating right over his defender.
We already knew about his long-term potential, but LaVine actually looked like the best player in the gym as of right now.
"I'm ready to step in and take somebody's job," LaVine told me when I asked about his NBA-readiness.
Though he's still got plenty to work on, in the right fit, I wouldn't be surprised if he's able to step in right away and make some plays as a scorer and playmaker.