Yahoo Sports Commentary
After Wembanyama, Lively is the best rim protector in this draft class. He showed a much improved 3-point shot during the predraft process and workouts with teams. Lively was the No. 1 recruit coming out of high school but couldn't find his rhythm after a minor injury to start the season. The NBA's spacing and pace cater to his skills, and his most immediate impact will be at the defensive end with his 7-2 frame.