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June 18th, 2015
In addition to the Warriors reshaping the mindset on how to win in today's NBA, the 2014-15 season may go down as the year of the point guard. In a year where Stephen Curry won the MVP award, Russell Westbrook led the NBA in scoring and 8 of 24 NBA All-Stars ran the point, the position has unprecedented depth and talent. It used to be that having a high level floor general was a luxury, and now it has become a virtual necessity.
Needs: Wing player, Power forward, 3 point shooting
Picks: 8, 38
1. Marc Gasol (unrestricted)
By Aran Smith / Davide Bortoluzzi and Rick Pietro
While this year's USA Select team didn't have the raw talent of last year's team which consisted of as many as five one-and-done players (Jaylen Brown, Dennis Smith, Brandon Ingram, Kobi Simmons and Thon Maker) this year's bunch had much better chemistry and experience. No USA team had ever even come close to winning a game in Treviso before, and this year's bunch blew the doors off the hinges, winning all three of their games in convincing fashion. Here is a look at the prospects.
Needs: Guards, Wing Players, Shooters
Picks: 3, 35, 37, 47, 58
Day 2 was highlighted by the Team USA Select Under 17 kids winning their second game in a row, this time beating a team of Under 22 Eurocamp All Stars. In 10 times covering the camp, this was the best game I've seen here.
The annual European NBA draft camp, known as the Eurocamp is underway in Treviso, Italy. This marks the 13th time it has taken place here and the 10th time that I have covered it.