Monday, December 12, 2016

Luka Doncic NBA Draft Scouting Report

6-8 - Slovenia (Real Madrid) - PG

A tall point guard with a ton of natural talent. Can facilitate the offense and light it up from downtown.

Pros
Has great size for the position at 6-8, with good strength and sneaky quickness.

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.

A very slick passer who is a natural point guard. Can set-up teammates off the dribble and also does a good job of keeping the ball movement 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.

Cons
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 lead guards.

Comparisons
Shaun Livingston with shooting range. A better version of Hezonja.

Projection: lottery to mid first round pick in the 2018 NBA Draft