Ok, I wanted to answer some questions posted about the international bigs.
He played 51 games in three leagues this year (for the same team). He averaged something like 52% from 2 and 31% from 3. HIs FT shooting was around 65%, and I do think he can get that above 70%.
He's a big threat on lobs and rim runs. He gets fouled around the basket at a very impressive rate... they all just foul. But he does more than that. He's starting to stretch the D with his three. I've seen the d run out, so he puts the ball on the floor rather than shoot, then he recognizes the d back off when he does that, and so he pulls up off the dribble and hits it.
As the D starts to recognize he can hit open jumpers they really close out, and then he puts the ball on the floor and takes it to the rim. For a 6'10 guy with a 7'5 wingspan the fact that he is able to do that at all is impressive. If you are going to do that you have to be a good decision maker, avoid charges, and avoid turning the ball over (bad passes, etc).
He also has shown the ability to make mid range jump shots. Overall I believe he got around 22 or 23 minutes a night and performed well.
Pasecniks for his size has so much potential on both sides of the ball that I almost wonder if he is in reality a top 10 guy. He can even get out on the perimeter and defend laterally. When you factor in his ability to step out and shoot you have to be impressed. High potential at the NBA level.
Bolden- What really needs to be said that Fran didn't say. This is what teams of today value in a 4 man. Hard to see him not go 1st. Again you wonder if he's eventually a top ten guy.
Lessort- Oh this is a tough one. 6'9 with a 7'1 wingspan. He's athletic with an elite motor. He just can't shoot at all. He appears to be an undersized center. One has to wonder is this a bigger version of Faried, and on the other hand how is that low post pump fake and crafty moves going to work against the bigs of the NBA? Well Faried doesn't even have a post game, so you gotta consider Lessort. And you can't undervalue motor like so many do. The most proven Euro is the biggest question mark. To me he is a 1st round talent.
Now a guard--- George De Paula
All this mystery because he stayed in Brasil where they do value and focus on their youth players. He was given every opportunity to show his game. I suspect his team would like that 600k. He should get drafted. So many of these little guards in the 2nd round might just not have the tools to be more than a 3rd stringer. George has the tools to be more if cultivated. No guarantees, but in the 2nd round I'd roll the dice.
Gabriel Deck- What position, can he hang with NBA athletes??? All fair questions. But tons of skill. He's my 2 way contract.
Deonte Burton- The fatty lefty swatting shots dunking on folks, drilling deep threes to kill Kansas, and abusin folks at the elbow and free throw line extended. Put fatty on a diet and tell Clarence Weatherspoon to move over.
I like my prospects the same way I like my women... foreign- pickIBL