3D Point Guard, Pure Shooter

Malik Monk Scouting Report

CONTEXT

After that remarkable first month-and-a-half of the season that I profiled in December, Malik Monk came down to Earth a little bit the rest of the way but nothing happened to dissuade most people from the notion that he is the most potent scorer in this draft class – currently ranked sixth in Draft Express’ top 100.

A sick shot maker who proved himself a valuable chess piece that can be moved all over the floor to stress the defense, Monk averaged 24.8 points per 40 minutes on a .543 effective field goal percentage, while 79.6% of his attempts were taken away from the basket. Able to profit of the space he created with his presence, Kentucky averaged 118.3 points per 100 possessions with him on the floor.

Viewed as a potential lead ball handler in high school, Monk didn’t have many opportunities to run half-court offense in Lexington. Even when De’Aaron Fox was out of the game, Isaiah Briscoe was the one responsible for bringing the ball up and triggering their sets at the point of attack.

Maybe there is more to Monk’s shot creation potential than he showed at Kentucky. Devin Booker and Jamal Murray are two recent examples of off guards who didn’t have enough chances to showcase their off dribble skills there. But in instances where he found himself in need of penetrating against a set defense, Monk didn’t impress a whole lot.

His defense was at best a mixed bag. At no point he flashed any ability to be an impact player on that end of the court and his awareness away from the ball is suspect but Monk did show some promise defending smaller players in the pick-and-roll when he got help from his big man, which was meaningful.

Because of his below average physical profile for a wing (six-foot-three height, 197-pound frame, six-foot-six wingspan), Monk’s future in the pros very well could be as a 3&D point guard who supplements ball-dominant wings by guarding opposing point guards and spacing the floor on offense when those guys run offense.

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Donovan Mitchell Scouting Report

CONTEXT

After a disappointing start to the season, when he hit just 36.4% of his shots through the non-conference part of Louisville’s schedule, Donovan Mitchell hit up the rest of the way, averaging 21.2 points per 40 minutes on 40% three-point shooting against ACC competition.

The six-foot-three combo guard had opportunity to run some offense towards the end of the year when Quentin Snider and Deng Adel missed some time due to injury but for the most part acted as an off guard, mostly preoccupied with creating looks from himself.

Louisville ran a motion offense that afforded him chances to catch the ball off a live dribble, with a head start on his man, but had two post players on the floor at all times, which combined with Mitchell’s suspect shot selection, resulted in fewer drives to the basket than his athleticism suggests he should be attempting.

But on instances where Mitchell was a little more committed to dribble penetration, he showed some traits of promise as a finisher and as a passer on the move. Some team enamored with the athletic prowess he exhibited at the combine is bound to dream of converting him into a lead ball handler down the line.

On the other end, Mitchell has the physical profile to play good defense, not just in terms of executing but as a difference maker, and has put in the effort to materialize such potential, as he led a team in minutes that ranked eighth in the country in adjusted defensive efficiency.

Mitchell’s statistical profile is not particularly impressive but he’s risen up the boards during workout season (currently ranked 11th in Draft Express’ top 100) because he is the sort of prospect teams can more easily dream reaching the highest of highs.

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Frank Ntilikina Scouting Report

(First posted at RealGM)

CONTEXT

Frank Ntilikina is the top European prospect eligible for the 2017 class. Draft Express currently ranks him 10th in its top 100 and it could be argued that’s a bit low considering the 18-year-old will be one of the youngest players in the class if he chooses to declare for it (only turning 19 in July) and the fact that no other lottery prospect has accumulated the level of experience Ntilikina already has.

The six-foot-five combo guard has logged 758 minutes of pro ball for French side Strasbourg over the past two years and this season has earned a role as a legit rotation player who has averaged 15 minutes per game in 29 appearances in the French Pro A and the Basketball Champions League.

Both competitions Strasbourg plays in aren’t of the highest quality, ranking a good deal below the best domestic and continental leagues in Europe – which are the Spanish ACB and the EuroLeague. Nonetheless, these are fully developed grown men Ntilikina is competing against, which is tougher than playing Washington State or Wake Forest.

That said, Ntilikina is not as well thought of as he is now because of what he’s done as a pro. Playing in an environment where wins and losses cost people money and jobs means prospects are rarely given much opportunity to expand their skill-sets during games. Such is the case as Ntilikina has filled a role as an off-guard for Strasbourg, mostly spacing the floor and rarely given shot creation responsibility, as he’s finished just 18.8% of his team’s possessions with a shot, free throw or turnover when he’s been on the floor – according to our stats’ database.

But Ntilikina’s performances against his age group, including leading the French junior National Team to the title of the 2016 FIBA U18 European Championships in December, are what have caught people’s attention.

As a part of national teams at the youth level, Ntilikina has shown he can act as a volume shot creator, capable of getting his team shots on an every-possession basis, which combined with his height, makes him an elite prospect, even in a class as strong as this 2017 one is perceived to be.

SHOT CREATION

Though his size offers positional versatility, Ntilikina is viewed as a legit lead ball handler based on what he’s done against his age peers and has impressed with how sophisticated a shot creator he is for a teenager.

He has very good understanding of how to maneuver his defender around a ball-screen, a nice feel for whether using or declining the pick gives him a better advantage for getting downhill and patience to play with pace waiting for driving lanes to clear against hedges, hard shows and half-traps.

Ntilikina has excellent court vision on the move, proving himself able to make passes across his body to the opposite end of the court. He’s also able to see over the average point guard-size defender when that defender manages to prevent him from turning the corner.

According to our stats database, Ntilikina assisted on 40.3% of France’s scores when he was on the floor in the 2016 U18 FIBA European Championships. His 1.5-to-1 assist-to-turnover ratio in this event wasn’t as pleasing but he posted a 3.3 ratio in this same tournament the year before, so it’s still unclear to which extent Ntilikina is turnover prone.

Creating for himself, Ntilikina has proven to be a little more limited without the aid of a screen. He does have a tight handle and has shown in the past a diverse arsenal of moves to get wherever he wants on the court. But he doesn’t have an explosive first step and has struggled to blow by big men on switches.

SCORING

Ntilikina can get around some defenders with craft and sudden change of direction but has struggled to get all the way to the basket regularly, instead relying a lot on his floater to finish over length from the in-between area. He has great touch on these finishes but it’s tough to make a living with this shot as your top way to score within close range, which is his case right now.

Ntilikina has flashed some explosiveness elevating out of one foot in traffic here and there in the past but doesn’t often do that. He also doesn’t use his length for extended finishes around the basket enough at this point of his development and doesn’t yet have a big enough frame to draw contact, as he averaged just 3.7 foul shots per 40 in the U18 Euros – which wasn’t an impressive mark in the context of his 24% usage rate.

Ntilikina has improved as a pull-up shooter, though. His low release still demands he gets a good deal of separation to get the ball out comfortably but he is a lot more capable of burning opponents who opt to go under the ball-screen and have the big man only go up to the foul line against him, even flashing the ability to make these shots from beyond the FIBA three-point line.

And as a spot-up shooter, Ntilikina has taken a substantial step forward. He runs some side pick-and-roll at Strasbourg but for the most part he is not relied on to create against a set defense, so his role is as a floor spacer. And in that role, Ntilikina has excelled.

His low release, while not necessarily textbook, has not limited him as an open-shot shooter, as he’s nailed 38.2% of his 55 three-point shots this season. His trigger is quicker than it was last season and Ntilikina has even shown some dynamism, coming off pindown screens from time to time. That’s not enough to suggest he has room to develop into an Isaiah Thomas-level of shooter who can sprint from one side of the floor to the other around screens but it’s definitely enough to envision him working as a screener on small-small pick-and-rolls Matthew Dellavedova-style.

One thing Ntilikina still needs to develop is a side-step to escape closeouts, though. He often dribbles in to take a one-dribble two-pointer.

DEFENSE

Ntilikina is expected to develop into an impact defender given his size, length and quickness. But he’s only halfway there for now.

Strasbourg mostly plays him as a weak-side defender and Ntilikina has shown good awareness off the ball, attentive to his responsibilities rotating inside to bump the roll man diving to the basket and using his six-foot-11 wingspan to make plays in the passing, averaging 1.7 steals per 40 minutes.

He hasn’t shown enough leaping ability to make plays at the basket and his defensive rebounding hasn’t translated to the pro level yet, though.

For the French junior national team, Ntilikina played mostly as an on-ball defender, with mixed results. He does go over screens and has the lateral quickness to stay attached to his man in side pick-and-rolls but hasn’t shown much urgency tracking his man back when he gets downhill, exposing the defense behind him.

Ntilikina has great potential to unlock as a pick-and-roll defender, using his length to deflect passes and contest shots from behind. But for that to happen, he needs to hustle back to his man quicker.

Ntilikina might also have potential to pick up bigger players on switches some day in the distant future but that’s definitely not the case yet as he lacks strength and toughness to get physical with them fronting the post and boxing out.

But Ntilikina truly shined in individual defense among his age peers. He gets in a stance and uses his lateral quickness to stay in front. When they tried to take him one-on-one, these European teenagers really struggled getting a good shot off against his length. And though he lacks strength to contain dribble penetration through contact, Ntilikina uses his reach to pickpocket opposing point guards, averaging 3.2 steals per 40 minutes at the 2016 U18 European Championships, which led to him posting the fourth lowest defending rating in that tournament.

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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Devonte’ Graham Scouting Report

CONTEXT

Devonte’ Graham spends the vast majority of his minutes alongside Frank Mason. So he’s used to not having the ball in his hands at all times and being matched up with bigger players. That makes him an appealing prospect for teams that have wings who handle the ball and only need their point guards to supplement them with shooting and defense.

The flipside is the soon-to-be 22-year-old has never had as much shot creation responsibility as most of his position peers, posting only a 17.5% usage rate throughout his college career. Though he’s shown some creativity handling the ball in pick-and-roll and shot making ability out of isolations, it’s unclear what caliber of point guard Graham really is.

Taking that into account and also the fact he’s not a particularly impressive athlete, Draft Express only ranks him 44th in its top 100.

SPOT-UP SHOOTING

With Mason running the show and eventual lottery pick Josh Jackson also involved in the shot creation process, Graham’s role on this year’s team is acting as a credible weak-side threat, as he’s taken 60.5% of his shots from three-point range this season.

Graham has an easy release on catch-and-shoot opportunities, deep range and can get his shot off before opponents can closeout to him and contest his shot effectively. He’s nailed 38.3% of his 107 three-point shots, while averaging 7.5 attempts per 40 minutes. 82.9% of his makes have been assisted.

Through his 2,326 minutes in college, Graham’s been a 42% three-point shooter on 5.5 attempts per 40 minutes.

SHOT CREATION

When he’s handled the ball against a set defense, Graham has shown he offers potential as more than someone who can only get a decent look off late in the shot clock.

He is a very polished ball-handler in the pick-and-roll – able to play with pace waiting for driving lanes to clear when he’s hedged or shown hard against, split double-teams at the point of attack and change speeds.

Graham doesn’t have lift to attack the basket with a lot of explosiveness but can finish through contact and has nice touch on floaters to finish over rim protectors – converting 72.2% of his shots at the rim, according to hoop-math.

He’s flashed pretty good court vision passing on the move as well – able to make the pocket pass or a drop-off curling off a screen to a big man diving down the lane and pass across his body to the opposite end of the court – assisting on 21.5% of Kansas’ scores when he’s been on the floor this season, according to basketball-reference.

In isolation, Graham doesn’t have an explosive first step and can’t blow by his man on speed. He’s taken just a fifth of his shots at basket (those often coming in the pick-and-roll and with him curling off a pindown screen or attacking a closeout) and averaged just 2.2 foul shots per 40 minutes.

But Graham has displayed a diverse arsenal of dribble moves to get separation and fairly impressive shot making ability off the bounce. He has a hesitation move, a crossover and an in-and-out dribble to shake his defender off balance and can make step-back jumpers – nailing 40.6% of his 160 mid-range shots over the last two-and-a-half seasons.

DEFENSE

Graham guards mostly off guards in college but figures to lack strength and length in his six-foot-two, 185-pound frame to defend wings in the pros regularly. He also lacks athleticism to make plays at the basket in help defense, contributing very little through blocks and defensive rebounds.

Graham is best suited for defending on the ball. He gets in a stance, has lateral quickness to stay in front in isolation and uses his reach to pick the pockets of similarly-sized opposing ball handlers – as he’s averaged 1.8 steals per 40 minutes in college.

But there are questions regarding his pick-and-roll defense. Graham has proven himself able to get skinny, navigate over ball screens and use his length to contest shots or deflect passes tracking his man from behind but lately has gotten stuck on picks and exposed his big man to being attacked downhill quite a bit.

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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Frank Jackson Scouting Report

CONTEXT

Frank Jackson was not expected to have a meaningful role right away. But injuries to Grayson Allen, Jayson Tatum, Harry Giles III and Marques Bolden created a vacancy in the rotation through most of Duke’s non-conference schedule. And in the absence of the higher profile freshmen and the team’s top returning player for a game or two, the 18-year-old point guard (who turns 19 in May) played fairly well in a small role off the bench.

Jackson has not been given enough opportunity to show he might be more than just a minutes-eater and because of that, it seems unlikely he would declare for this year’s draft already. Draft Express currently ranks him 62nd in its top 100. But by producing ahead of expectations, on a team contending for the national championship, Jackson has proven he’s someone worth keeping track of moving forward.

OFFENSE

Jackson does not get downhill running middle high pick-and-roll against a set defense regularly but he’s flashed a very appealing skill-set operating around ball-screens on more than a few instances late in the shot block. He’s shown pretty good feel for reading the defenders involved in the two-man game in terms of whether using or declining the ball-screen creates him the best advantage.

Jackson has an explosive first step and can turn the corner, though he’s yet to show if he can play with pace on slower developing pick-and-rolls.

Jackson has also not shown to be a particularly prolific passer on the move at this point of his development – posting an unimpressive 10.8% assist-rate, according to basketball-reference – but has flashed some ability to make a bounce pass in a tight window to a big diving down the lane and make a pass across his body to the opposite end of the court.

Despite not being very explosive elevating out of one foot in traffic, he’s proven himself to be a legit scoring threat within close range – taking more than a third of his attempts at the rim and converting them at a 68.3% clip, according to hoop-math. That said, he’s yet to develop some craft using his six-foot-four, 208-pound frame to draw more contact, as he’s earned just 3.4 fouls shots per 40 minutes so far.

Jackson still needs to develop a pull-up jump-shot as well, to prevent defenders from going under screens regularly against him, as he’s missed 20 of his 29 mid-range shots this season.

In isolation, Jackson can use his explosiveness to get by his man on speed and has a crossover to shake him side-to-side as well. And there are no complaints about his handle, as he’s averaged fewer than two turnovers per 40 minutes.

This is all very encouraging for the future, though. In the present, Jackson’s role is as a weak-side floor spacer or an attacker on catch-and-go’s off dribble-handoffs, posting only a 20.6% usage rate.

43.7% of his attempts have come from long range, almost all of them of the catch-and-shoot variety, as 19 of his 22 three-point makes have been assisted. He’s nailed 40% of his 55 such shots. His release is getting quicker as the season progresses and he’s improving on the details, flashing the ability to escape a closeout and hit one-dribble pull-ups.

But Jackson is only an open-shot shooter at this point of his development, not yet showing anything in terms of dynamism coming off staggered screens or sprinting to the ball and launching stop-and-pop long bombs off dribble-handoffs like Grayson Allen and Luke Kennard often do, let alone take pull-up three-pointers off the pick-and-roll.

DEFENSE

His shooting has been a pleasant surprise but what has earned the confidence of the coaching staff so soon is his individual defense.

He has an advanced physical profile for someone his age but matches his athletic gifts with discipline and effort. Jackson has lateral quickness to stay in front and uses his body to contain dribble penetration through contact in isolation.

Due to Matt Jones’ presence and the nature of Duke’s switching defense, I did not notice Jackson navigating ball-screens a whole lot but he projects as an asset in these instances as well. His six-foot-six wingspan is a weakness for him as a wing defender but becomes a strength for him against smaller players, allowing him to contest shots and deflect passes tracking dribble drivers from behind.

As a weak-side defender, he works hard to closeout and stay in front and is attentive to his help responsibilities rotating inside to crowd the area close to the basket. That said, his tangible contributions through blocks, steals and defensive rebounds are marginal at best, which helps explain why he ranks last on the team among rotation players in defensive rating.

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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Matt Jones Scouting Report

CONTEXT

Matt Jones has struggled this season. With several of the marquee freshmen missing time due to injury early in the season, the veterans were asked to step up. Luke Kennard and Amile Jefferson did but Jones didn’t manage to do so, failing to show significant development to his skill-set.

Grayson Allen had a hard time running point early last season and Derryck Thornton and Frank Jackson were considered not ready to assume such a role right away, so the coaching staff tasked Jones with being the caretaker at that position for about a year now[1].

And in that role as a 3D point guard who supplements wingmen with heavy usages, Jones has shown some potential of maybe making to the NBA as one of those undrafted free agents[2] coaches fall in love with in training camp.

As a pure wing, his physical profile is unimpressive and his skill level isn’t much. He has decent size for the position but his combination of below average length and athleticism make it hard to imagine him becoming any more than a zero defender[3] at best and his playing would be entirely dependent on his three-point shot.

As a big six-foot-five point guard, even as one who isn’t tasked with creating against a set defense on a consistent basis, Jones needs to become a more viable threat running pick-and-roll. Given the nature of Duke’s offense, the fact they rarely put him in that position probably speaks to his lack of improvement in this area but it’s mostly unclear if he could do it. His defense on smaller players is the reason why Jones might be worth a longer look, though.

GUARDING SMALLER PLAYERS

Jones is 22 years old and age difference is always something to be aware of regarding college players. He is more physically developed than most of the guys he plays against but given he’s often matched up on generally quicker types, I think what Jones has shown defending smaller players[4] should earn him at least a reasonable chance of proving it against a higher level of competition.

To begin with, if his man gives the ball up before getting it back later in the possession rather than just bring it up the court, Jones stays on a stance in the weak-side and works hard in ball denial.

Against the pick-and-roll, he’s proven able to navigate over screens and beat his man to the spot. When they get downhill, Jones’ six-foot-seven wingspan is more of an asset contesting shots and deflecting passes tracking them from behind.

In individual defense, has also showcased adequate lateral quickness to stay in front, strength (210-pound frame) to contain dribble penetration through contact and reach to pick pockets – averaging 2.2 steals per 40 minutes so far this season, according to basketball-reference.

Defending smaller players on the ball is where Jones’ total value lies on this end because as a weak-side defender, he lacks athleticism to make an impact. Jones is disciplined, looking to run spot-up shooters off the three-point line on closeouts and making rotations to draw a few charges, but lacks vertical explosion to make plays at the rim in help defense, with marginal contributions through blocks and defensive rebounds.

WEAK-SIDE OFFENSE

His offense is what’s expected to hold him short of the NBA, though.

His only real method of contributing is via the three-point shot, as 57% of his attempts have been three-pointers over the last two-and-a-half years. He’s struggled in 2016-2017, hitting only 32.9% of his 70 tries from beyond the arc, but nailed 40% of his 292 such looks the previous two seasons.

Jones has only shown to be the sort of spot-up gunner who can only add gravity away from the ball, though, and not the most valuable type who can sprint to the ball on dribble hand-offs or come off staggered screens. His release is not that dynamic and he lets it go from a low point, meaning he’s mostly an open-shot shooter.

Jones can escape a closeout and launch one-, two-dribble pull-ups or a decent-looking floater. He’s not particularly great at those but has posted credible percentages; hitting 40% of his two-point jumpers this season and 37.2% over the previous two – according to hoop-math.

Jones can make simple reads on the move and identify shooters spot-up on the strong-side or big men at the dunker’s spot when he sucks in the defense but has never shown much in terms of making passes across his body to the opposite end of the court or lobbying in traffic to big men diving to the basket, assisting on just 10.5% of Duke’s scores when he’s been on the floor.

Jones is not any sort of a threat to get all the way to the basket and score against rim protectors, though. He lacks vertical explosion elevating out of one foot in a crowd, can’t hang or adjust his body in the air and doesn’t have enough length for reverses or extended finishes. Jones has shot 50% at the basket this season, after converting just 39.7% of such looks last season and 51.7% the season before. After earning fewer than two foul shots per 40 minutes over the last two seasons, that number is even worse (0.9) in this one.

[1] Up until last night’s game, when he was benched in order for Duke to return to a two-big look with Harry Giles in the starting lineup

[2] Draft Express does not rank him anywhere in its 2017 board

[3] Doesn’t hurt but doesn’t help

[4] Which he’s done a lot more this season

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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Tomas Satoransky Scouting Report

CONTEXT

The Wizards have just agreed to a three-year deal with Tomas Satoransky, worth $3 million in annual average value. Their 32nd pick in the 2012 draft, the 24-year-old figures to fit perfectly alongside John Wall and Bradley Beal in their backcourt rotation.

In his two seasons at Barcelona, Satoransky acted mostly as a caretaker point guard. He was not responsible for breaking down the defense with regularity, as Barça ran its offense through its shooters running around staggered screens and running side pick-and-rolls that often evolved into post-ups for their big men.

Satoransky is probably even a better fit for the NBA than the European game due to his prolificacy in the open court. And he’s joining the league in the perfect Era for someone with his skill-set to be recognized as a potential star role player, as his combination of physical profile and athleticism adds flexibility to his team on defense.

DEFENSE

Standing at six-foot-seven with a 200-pound frame, Satoransky is a wing-sized point guard. He gets stuck on ball-screens from time-to-time but recovers extremelly well to make himself a presence contesting mid-range shots, layup attempts or passes out of dribble penetration by his man. On straight isolations, he’s proven able to keep pace stride for stride with smaller players.

And Satoransky is at his best defending these smaller players, since his average six-foot-seven wingspan for someone his size, while effective against most point guards, isn’t that significant an asset for him to contest catch-and-shoot jump-shots effectively when he is matched up on true wings.

But he has long strides and enough strength to offer his team the option of picking up wings who create off the bounce on switches.

His contributions through steals and blocks are underwhelming for someone with his athetic ability but Satoransky is of help finishing possessions by pitching on the defensive glass, collecting 12.5% of opponents’ misses when he was on the floor last season – according to RealGM.

WEAK-SIDE OFFENSE

Satoransky was a 3D point guard with Barcelona and excelled in that role.

He struggles when a defender rushes his shot and he is not an option to shoot on the move coming off side screens. But he’s proven himself a very good open-shot shooter, nailing 41.9% of his 303 three-point shots these last two years.

Satoransky can also play above the rim as a target for lobs, not just filling the lanes on the break but also cutting baseline when the big men are away from the basket.

SHOT CREATION

With Barcelona, most of his shot creation responsibilities came posting up smaller point guards from time to time or attacking closeouts and off a live dribble. Satoransky lacks explosiveness but has long strides to get into the lane and strength to maintain his balance through contact.

On the move, he’s proven able to pass against a collapsing defense extremelly well, assisting on 30% of Barcelona’s scores when he was on the floor last season, while posting a 2.8 assist-to-turnover ratio in each of the last two years.

Whenever he is forced to try something on straight isolations, Satoransky struggles to get separation as his first step isn’t much and he doesn’t have a lot of shiftiness, unable to stop-and-start in a pinch or shake his opponent side-to-side with a crossover.

Playing for the Czech Republic National Team at the 2015 Eurobasket, Satoransky flashed the ability to play downhill in spread pick-and-roll. He proved able to read the two defenders involved in the two-man game very well, exploring the right opportunities to drive away from the screen. Satoransky had also shown at Barcelona the ability to play with pace, patiently waiting for driving lanes to clear out when the opponent hedges or forces him to the side then recovers.

He can finish at the basket with power driving down the lane with momentum but also showcased the ability to score around length on non-dunk finishes. And though he’s not a rhythm shooter pulling up from mid-range, looking for that shot aggressively, Satoransky also proved himself at least capable of making these shots off the bounce, even from three-point range, if the defense sells out on trying to contain the big diving to the basket.

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

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