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Daniel Oturu's Draft Scouting Report: Pro Comparison, Updated Clippers Roster

Paul KasabianSenior ContributorNovember 19, 2020

Minnesota's Daniel Oturu (25) shoots during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Indiana, Wednesday, March 4, 2020, in Bloomington, Ind. Indiana defeated Minnesota 72-67. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
Darron Cummings/Associated Press

Double-double machine and ex-Minnesota big man Daniel Oturu has found an NBA landing spot with the Los Angeles Clippers after going No. 33 overall following a trade with the New York Knicks in the 2020 draft Wednesday.  

Bleacher Report Draft Expert Jonathan Wasserman's Scouting Report

PlayerDaniel Oturu

Position: C

Height: 6'10"

Weight: 240

Pro Comparison: Bobby Portis

Scouting ReportOne of the most productive prospects in the draft, Daniel Oturu overpowered opponents inside while extending his scoring arsenal out to the arc. He did it from all three levels this season, working as a finisher, post scorer, shooter and driver past closeouts.

      

Clippers Active Roster and Average Salary (Expiration Year)

Paul George, SF: $34.2M (2022)

Kawhi Leonard, SF: $34.4M (2022)

Patrick Beverley, PG: $13.3M (2022)

Lou Williams, SG: $8M (2021)

Ivica Zubac, C: $7M (2023)

Luke Kennard, SG, $5.3M (2021)

JaMychal Green, PF: $4.9M (2021)

Terance Mann, SG: $1.4M (2023)

Mfiondu Kabengele, C: $2M (2023)

Daniel Oturu, C

     

Free Agents

Marcus Morris Sr., PF: UFA

Montrezl Harrell, PF: UFA

JaMychal Green, PF: Player option

Patrick Patterson, PF: UFA

Reggie Jackson, PG: UFA

Johnathan Motley, PF: RFA

Joakim Noah, C: UFA

    

The Clippers should once again be a top contender in 2020-21 but there are significant question marks in the frontcourt with Montrezl Harrell and Marcus Morris becoming free agents.

Oturu provides some insurance as a proven rebounder and shot-blocker who could earn a spot in the rotation next season alongside Ivica Zubac. 

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