Filling a niche

Jordan Crawford's shooting alone should earn him a roster spot. Jim Owens/Icon SMI

As an NBA team puts together a complete roster, it has to be conscious of filling it out with some specialists that can help you win games on both ends of the floor. As a coach, three places I would start with are shooters, energy guys off the bench and big men who can defend the rim. Here are some of the best in each category in this draft. Not every one of these guys is a potential first-round pick, but all can help a team win some games.