Archive - Jun 2012 - Article
Needs: Depth, Star Power
Picks: 20, 38, 50
The adidas Eurocamp was celebrating it's 10th anniversary and there were numerous NBA GMs on hand including Kevin O'Connor, Mitch Kupchak, Masai Ujiri, Donnie Nelson, Daryl Morey, and Dell Demps, to name a few. I've separated the camp into two parts with eligible players and future players. My first report focuses on the current "draft eligible" players.
Evan Fournier 6'7 204 SG France 1992
The center position has three lottery candidates and five worthy of first round consideration. The rest of the bunch will have to differentiate themselves from their competition by standing out as either a defensive presence or offensive option. Teams looking for a second round center are generally looking for depth and reliability, not necessarily upside.
Day 2 marked the arrival of hyped potential first rounder Evan Fournier.
Kevin McHale gave a post clinic, which is a bit like having Mozart give a clinic in writing classical music. McHale mentioned Kevin Love and how he wasn't the biggest and strongest but his attention to detail and work habits and skill level makes him succesful against much better athletes.
By Davide Bortoluzzi
The adidas Eurocamp kicked off Sunday in Treviso, Italy with numerous NBA GMs and scouts in attendance. This marks the tenth anniversary of the camp and with over 25% of the NBA made up of international players, a must attend event for NBA scouts and draft pundits. While this year's international draft class is weak, especially compared to last year's which had 4 out of the first 10 picks, there is some solid talent for future years including Euro Final Four junior standout James Birsen.
Needs: PG, SG, Backup PF
Picks: 17, 55