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28. Denver Nuggets - Bobi Klintman, Cairns

Bobi Klintman of Sweden has taken a winding path to find himself in the draft. After growing up overseas, Klintman played his senior year of high school stateside. The versatile forward then committed to the University of Wake Forrest. There, he averaged just 5.3 points and 4.5 rebounds per game before declaring for the 2023 NBA Draft.

Instead of keeping his name in last year's draft, he departed for Australia. Klintman suited up for the Cairns Taipans of the National Basketball League (NBL). In his lone season down under, the versatile forward averaged 9.7 points and 4.8 rebounds per contest.

The 6-foot-10 forward is a raw prospect with extremely high upside. Klintman's frame, agility, and shooting potential add to his intrigue. The Denver Nuggets may lack the requisite depth of most championship contenders, but that doesn't mean they can't take a risk with their first-rounder.

As a 21-year-old, both Klintman's offense and defense are unrefined. He's shown glimpses of high-level two-way versatility, but it's clear that the Swedish forward has a long way to go. He is at his best spotting up, cutting, or in transition. Klintman isn't quick enough or strong enough to succeed as a driver.

On defense, Klintman lacks a true position. As mentioned above, he doesn't have the strength to bang with bigs or the quickness to stay in front of guards. Despite being a tweener, there's so much room for growth. Klintman has demonstrated his competitiveness on the defensive end. And, if he bulks up, he'll easily be able to defend the power-forward spot.