Pacers 23rd Pick Tournament Round Two: Jamaal Franklin vs. Erick Green

After emailing some veteran scouts for player comparisons, some compared Jamaal Franklin to Kawhi Leonard. - Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

In this matchup of two scorers on the backcourt side of the bracket, we have Jamaal Franklin and Erick Green squaring off for your vote. Do you want a versatile wing or a lights-out scorer at point guard? Let your voice be heard in the comments section!

This matchup is a great one with two needs that Indiana will need to address this offseason. The Pacers could use a wing defender with amazing versatility (Jamaal Franklin) or a point guard who could spell George Hill and score 15 points off the bench anytime (Erick Green). If both are on the board at 23, I would not be mad if either were selected, due to the obvious need for it on Indiana's bench next season.

Below are the usual breakdowns of both prospects from ESPN's Chad Ford and SB Nation partner, Draft Express. If you want to learn more about Franklin and Green, pay attention to the details provided on them.

Jamaal Franklin

Positives
  • Super athletic wing
  • Long arms
  • Explosive leaper
  • Excellent slasher who gets to the basket
  • Elite rebounder for his size/position
  • Super competitive, fearless
Negatives
  • Lacks a consistent jump shot
  • Playing out of position at San Diego State

Erick Green

Positives
  • Athletic combo guard
  • Can really score the basketball
  • Good shooter with 3-point range
  • Is excellent in transition
  • Quick first step
Negatives
  • Is he a tweener?
  • More of a scorer than a PG
  • Needs to add strength

Franklin or Green would be big upgrades and welcome additions to Indiana's second unit. Adding another possible shutdown defender next to Paul George sure sounds enticing if Franklin is still on the board. Green, on the other hand, could be tough to pass up due to his scoring ability. Both of these prospects would be much needed to upgrade the current backup situation at point guard, or on the wing. After emailing some scouts, I got feedback that Franklin reminded some of his former teammate, Kawhi Leonard. Meanwhile, Green got a comparison to Russell Westbrook, the poor man's version.

After all the analysis from ESPN's Chad Ford and Draft Express, who will advance on to the quarterfinals? Will it be Jamaal Franklin or Erick Green receiving your vote to move on in the Indy Cornrows 23rd Pick Tournament?

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