Thursday, April 24, 2014

Walter Tavares NBA Draft Scouting Report

7-3 - Center - Cape Verde

Intriguing prospect due to his incredible size and good mobility.

Pros
It is rare to find a 7-3 player who can move like Tavares. He gets up and down the court well, has decent lateral mobility and is quick off his feet.

Has a good frame. Not skinny but plenty of room to add muscle/weight. Uses his size well to change shots in the lane and control rebounds.  Has ability to play above the rim and does most of his scoring within a few feet of the basket. Developing post moves and seems committed to working on his game.

He's raw but the upside is intriguing.

Cons
Raw, unpolished and may be a few years away from contributing at the NBA level. Limited offensive player at this stage.

Projection: early to mid second round pick in the 2014 NBA Draft