Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Isaiah Hartenstein NBA Draft Scouting Report

6-11 - Power Forward - Germany

A powerful and skilled post player who looks like the next great big man to come from Germany

Pros
Has a great combination of size and skill. Has long arms, broad shoulders and good athleticism to go along with a soft touch around the basket and an expanding offensive game. Scores really well in the post and has a variety of moves, with both hands.

Has a great feel for the game and a knack for being in the right place at the right time. Has a nose for the ball and rebounds well.

Demands a double team in the post and is a wiling passer with nice court vision.

Gets up and down the court well and has good coordination and mobility.

Cons
Still young and unrefined. Will have to make a big adjustment to the NBA game. Can he bang in the post at the NBA level?

Comparisons
Has some Kevin Love in his game but is longer, with better athleticism.
Projection: top 8 pick in the 2017 NBA Draft



Buddy Heild NBA Draft Scouting Report

6-5 - Shooting Guard - Oklahoma

The best scorer in college ball. Heild is a great three point shooter with unlimited confidence and deep range.

Pros
Can light it up from 3 and has an advanced mid range game. A pure shooter who demands a lot of attention from opposing defenses.  Has great off the ball movement and excels at finding his shot.

Has the ball handling ability and the quickness to break down defenders off the dribble and has a deadly mid range pull up J. Gets to the rim well enough to keep the defense honest. Has surprising athleticism.

Makes good decisions and doesn't over shoot, despite his great shooting ability. Heild is a passionate and dedicated player who puts the team first and makes good decisions with the ball. He's got natural leadership qualities and is a winner.

Cons
Is not a physically imposing player and is not a true high riser.

Will have to continue to improve his ball handling and passing abilities.

Comparisons
Has elite scoring ability like James Harden or a smaller Reggie Miller.

Projection: lottery pick in the 2016 NBA Draft

Monday, January 18, 2016

Markelle Fultz NBA Draft Scouting Report

6-4 - Combo Guard

A talented and smooth guard who can play on or off the ball and has big time scoring ability.

Pros
Very skilled with the dribble and at making plays in transition. Has a quick first step and is always a threat to take it to the rim. Hits a lot of floaters and mid range shots and is really smooth with the ball. Good dunker.

Gets good elevation on his shot and is adept at hitting step back and fade away jumpers, using his quickness and ball handling to get his own shot.

Plays a fast game and is always in attack mode. Hustles up and down the court and impacts many aspects of the game, from defense to rebounding, passing and scoring the ball.

Has wiry strength and decent length.

Cons
Is not yet a consistent three point shooter (although he's got good form).

Needs to continue to develop his passing and decision making.

Comparisons
Reminds me of a faster Jordan Clarkson with a little Zach LaVine in his game.

Projection: mid first round pick in the 2017 NBA Draft


Lonzo Ball NBA Draft Scouting Report

6-5 - Point Guard - UCLA

Tall, broad shouldered combo guard with great physical tools and high basketball I.Q.

Pros
Has prototypical size, athletic ability and skill level. Changes ends of the floor like a greyhound and is an exceptionally quick and bouncy athlete.

Uses his size well to see over defenders, make plays and score in the lane. Plays the game the right way and is good at getting his teammates involved. His pass-ahead ability is unique, and might be on par with D'Angelo Russell.

A physically imposing guard who can out muscle most other point guards and out run everyone on the court. Has the physical ability to develop into a superstar.

Cons
Isn't the smoothest shooter and is still rounding out his game and improving his three point shot. Needs to tighten up his handles a bit.

Is he an alpha dog?

Comparisons
 Zach LaVine but with higher basketball I.Q.  Has some Jason Kidd in his game.

Projection: lottery pick in the 2017 NBA Draft