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Paul Zipser Scouting Report

(First posted at RealGM)

Much like Prince, Zipser also projects as a weak-side player in an NBA offense, lacking much dynamism playing on the ball or shooting on the move.

He’s developed into a reliable open shot shooter, though. Zipser nailed 41.7% of his 115 three-point shots playing for Bayern Müenchen last season, according to our stats database. His release is a bit methodical and he doesn’t get much elevation off the ground but he fully extends himself and has length, which results in a high release.

Zipser is very athletic on a straight line; in transition, attacking a closeout, catching-and-going off a live dribble. And he can play above the rim as a target for lobs, cutting down the baseline on the weak-side, aside from showing nice touch on non-dunk finishes.

On the other end, Zipser possesses the combination of size and athleticism to potentially develop into a good defender of players his own size, though it’s unclear how much switch-ability and optionality he’s going to offer at the NBA level.

Editor’s Note: Rafael Uehara is the managing editor of ‘Basketball Scouting’. More of his work can be found here or at RealGM, where he is a regular contributor. He can be followed on twitter as @rafael_uehara

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