Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Caris LeVert NBA Draft Scouting Report

6-6 - Combo Guard - Michigan

Highly athletic combo guard with great upside potential

Pros
Has all of the physical tools to match up at the next level and has improved tremendously since coming to Michigan.

Very long and quick athlete with a great first step. Has physical tools similar to Dante Exum and could move up draft boards if he continues to develop his game.

Gets into the lane well and is a very willing passer.  Has nice form and very good elevation on his jumper and hits from downtown at a good rate (about 40% sophomore year).

Is already a very good defender and has the potential to be a true lockdown defender, thanks to his length, quickness and competitiveness.

Cons
Still developing his game and his body. Should improve his assist to turnover ratio if he wants to play point. Needs to hit a higher percentage from the free throw line and continue to improve his outside shooting.

Needs to add strength.

Projection: lottery to mid first round pick in the 2015 NBA Draft


Saturday, March 29, 2014

Jusuf Nurkic NBA Draft Scouting Report

6-11 - Center - Bosnia

Big and powerful post player with a soft touch around the rim.

Pros
Has great strength and size with decent mobility. Is overpowering in the lane and uses his strength well.

Catches the ball well and has a surprisingly soft touch around the basket and can score the ball in the low post. Developing a nice baby hook and drop step move.

Rebounds well and knows how to use his wide base to get position in the lane.

Cons
Not a fast player and is mostly limited to the half court game. Doesn't play well in transition.

Could struggle to guard perimeter oriented big men and is susceptible to committing fouls.

Needs to gain maturity and play with better attitude.

Projection: mid to late first round pick in the 2014 NBA Draft



Friday, March 28, 2014

Frank Kaminsky NBA Draft Scouting Report

7-0 - Center - Wisconsin

A highly talented center with a great shooting touch and good feel for the game.

Pros
Has an ideal skill set for the pro game: great shooting touch to go along with a 7-foot frame. Can really stretch the court and will be a tough match up for traditional centers.

Plays with high basketball I.Q. and moves the ball well. Takes smart shots, makes smart passes and uses ball fakes well.

Shows good timing on defense and gets a good number of blocks and steals. Isn't a true defensive stopper but can hold his own.

Cons
Not a powerful player and only an average athlete.  Could be overpowered at the next level and will have to gain strength/weight.

Projection: late first to early second round pick in the 2015 NBA Draft



Friday, February 21, 2014

Isaiah Taylor NBA Draft Scouting Report

6-1 - Point Guard - Texas

A true point guard who can also score the ball well. Fearless leader.

Pros
Has an uncanny feel for the game and great instincts as a floor general. Has stepped into a leadership role and become a go-to player in clutch situations.

Scores the ball well in the lane and has great handles which help him get past defenders. Can drive with either hand and has nice touch around the basket and on teardrops. Is very crafty with the ball and has top level quickness.

A pesky defender who plays with a lot of heart.

Cons
A poor outside shooter who really struggles from three point land. Shoots a low percentage from the field overall and could use better shot selection. Needs to cut down on turnovers and continue to improve his assist to turnover ratio.

Very slight of build and will have to add a lot of weight and strength.

Projection: late first or second round pick in the 2015 or 2016 NBA Draft