Pacers president Kevin Pritchard said T.J. Leaf works out three times a day and is "committed to winning."
Unless you're Stan Van Gundy, teams usually gush about their first round picks and this is no exception. "We feel like we got a top-10 pick in this kid, and when you’re picking 18, that’s pretty good," Pritchard said. "Whatever his ceiling is as a player, he’s going to get there." Thaddeus Young has one year left on his deal and should be a popular trade candidate with the Pacers rebuilding, so Leaf could see a lot of run next to Myles Turner as a rookie. As a freshman at UCLA, Leaf averaged 16.3 points, 8.2 boards, 2.4 assists and 1.1 blocks per game, making him a player to keep an eye on at the Summer League.