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June 20th, 2016
Needs: Point guard, three point shooting
Picks: 10, 36, 38
This year’s International class is probably one of the strangest that has come in years. It includes some of the most intriguing prospects we ‘ve seen for a while, but at the same time there are a lot of question marks that follow almost all of them, making this year's draft that much more unpredictable.
1. Dragan Bender (1997, 7-0, PF, Croatia, Maccabi)
This year's adidas Eurocamp, the annual three day event that takes place near Venice, in Treviso, Italy concluded last weekend. The event has progressively become more of a summit for International scouts and GMs, than a high level draft evaluation camp. Attracting European scouts, media and agents alike, and despite the frustration over the lack of quality draft eligible talent, the event continues to provide an essential resource for information to NBA teams.
Needs: Forward, Point guard
Picks: 11, 41, 47
Are true centers and back to the basket 'bigs' becoming a dying breed? Take one look at this list and you'd likely think so. Most of the guys below aren't household names with four of them being International born players and with the other six being far from what we've been used to seeing out of this position in recent years. Since 2011, there have been 16 players drafted in the lottery that were classified as 'centers' which equates to roughly 23% of all lotto picks during that time.
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