Luka Doncic NBA Draft Scouting Report

Position

  Height

 Weight

 From

PG/SG   6-8  220  Slovenia (Real Madrid)

  Born

  Wingspan

  Standing Reach

  Vertical

 2/28/99 NA NA  NA

Overview
A tall combo guard with a ton of natural play-making ability, Doncic has been putting up numbers in the best league outside of the NBA. He excels at facilitating the offense and can also light it up from downtown.

Strengths
Has great size for a guard at 6-8, with good strength and sneaky quickness. He's got a good first step and knows how to catch the defense napping and can really penetrate the lane despite not having elite speed.

Has a smooth stroke from outside and is developing NBA range on his shot. Can shoot off the dribble and knows how to find his shot. He's a deadly catch and shoot player with a beautiful, quick release on his jumper.

A very slick passer who has a lot of natural point guard instincts. Can set-up teammates off the dribble and also does a good job of keeping the ball moving and not over-dribbling the basketball.

Doncic is a committed defender who gives good effort and plays with passion. He reads the passing lanes well and seems to have a good understanding of defensive positioning. Fights hard on the defensive boards.

Weaknesses
Can be a little bit sloppy with the ball and needs to tighten up his handles and make better decisions with the ball to avoid turnovers.

Has good but not great athleticism and will have a big adjustment to make against NBA guards.

Doesn't have great foot speed and could struggle to guard against NBA level speed. He's got a solid frame but one that is compact and heavy and lacks length.

Comparisons
A 6-8, sharp-shooting version of Ricky Rubio.

Projection: top 8 pick in the 2018 NBA Draft

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