Can someone tell me how this kid is not projected in the top 5 by anyone?
Honestly looking like a mighty beast, taking into account his age. He looks like a more skilled prospect than a lot of college players.
Versatility is ridiculous, he's like a younger Otto Porter with more handles and faster.
I need to watch more of him, but in a draft like this I can see this kid being a HUGE riser, i mean 6'9 pg/sf/pf with a 7'3 wingspan all while being the youngest player in the draft.
Giannis is the next KD mixed with some Batum, he should get picked between 2-8 when its all said and done! The Jazz could use him, b/c Marvin Williams sucks at SF, so could the Sixers (after they traded Harkless, aka the next Paul George ). Can't wait to see this kid avg. over 8 PPG as a Rookie and get way better after that!! His combine scores should be off the charts, I thought his wingspan was 7'5", like Durant's and Quincy Miller's?
The most recent speculations in Greek media are that the NBA teams are saying they are measuring him at 6-10 with a 7-4 wingspan and that they are telling his agent that he would probably get drafted in the number 5-10 pick range.
I don't know if it's true, but that stuff supposedly is coming from the NBA managers that are going to Greece.
Likely because of lack of exposure, hype and experience. Just based on physical tools and unique skillset he probably should be a top 10 pick though.
There's always more risk involve with talented international prospects, due to adjustment playing in the US. I thought Jan Vasely was going to be one of the best players in his class, but he hasn't panned out.
Taking him in the top ten would be a huge risk. He is probably a few years away from being a good NBA defender and is an unpolished offensive player. He has lots of physical talent and some developing skills, but it is a long way from the Greek Second Division to the NBA. It remains to be seen how he will fit into an NBA offense or handle against NBA ball pressure.
Adetokoubo has tremendous potential, but it is simply a huge risk to take him in the lottery, especially since he seems like a guy who will probably be much better on his second contract than his first. He is a really nice developmental prospect for the second half of the first round, though.
Everything you just said could be said about Glenn Robinson.
Yes, Giannis is a project, a very good one.
If he had a better jumper I would be talking about him being the number 1 pick.
did he officially entered?, it would be good if he entered college first, refine his skills and adjust his style, anyways, with him being projected 5 to 10, then he would likely enter, it would be great if he gets matched up against Otto porter in the pre draft workouts.
How would he enter college? Regardless of what some draft sites imply.........he DOES play fully professional basketball. Greek 2nd league is fully professional level.
People keep getting confused here. He plays in the high school league in Greece because he is still in high school. But, outside of that, he ALSO plays in a men's pro league, in the 2nd tier Greek League.
So he is a full pro player and he is getting paid. NCAA rules are that you cannot play in Europe and get paid more salary than what the amount of money NCAA Division I players get in terms of the money that is spent on their scholarships and other things like their food and stuff and they average it out over whole division one I think. I think they set it at like $30,000 a year.
See, that is why Enes Kanter was not eligible to play for Kentucky, because he was making more than that in Turkey before he went to NCAA.
Well I can assure you that Adetokoubo is making way over that $30,000 right now, in fact way over what Kanter was making. I mean WAY over it.
He is in no way in hell eligible to play NCAA because he is already a fully professional player, by the standards in both Greece and USA.
He is high school age, and playing against high school kids in some games..........but he's ALSO a pro player and not NCAA eligible.
I think he's going to be a late riser, much like Bismack and Bargs. I think he'll be top 6 or 7 when all is said and done. In a draft like this, a prospect like Giannis can work his way up really fast during pre-draft camps.
His brother could very well go in the first round as well.
Honestly this is the draft to take a risk on him.
I think he will be drafted in the same range Bismack was drafted in 2011 ,around 6-8 pick
but I hope he fall all the way to the Mavs tbh , It would be nice to finally draft a young player with a lot of potential
The Nike Hoop Summit will tell us more about him, anything apart from a total meltdown will see his stock climb as it'll prove that he can hang with the best players in his age group and if he excels in that game, who knows what could happen especially in this kind of draft.
He wasn't invited to the Hoop Summit game. In fact Joel Embiid was a late addition to the World Team as announced today by Dave Telep so that makes 11 players.
The only chance he still might get an invitation is if any Forward gets injured and needs to be replaced.
I don't think he can play there. His team is in first place in Greek 2nd division and is fighting to win the promotion to the Greek 1st division for next season. He's one of their rotation players, and the Nike Hoops Summit comes at the same time as the team's most crucial games of the year - when they are trying to secure the promotion to the top league, and also trying to win a 2nd division title.
So I think it would be next to impossible for his team to let one of their rotation players leave and go to the US for that game, and miss games that will decide if they get promoted to the top league in Greece or not.
If Bismack Biyombo can go top 10 with no real skills whatsoever then Giannis can go top 10
Bismack had an nba ready body before being drafted. Ridiculous wingspan, strength, quickness for his age. And he had some decent skills but nothing advanced.
Who knows if Giannis can even strengthen up and develop a nba calibre body. And the biggest mystery/scouts nightmare is , if he can strengthen up, how could that bother his quickness and athleticism.
I would've taken him in the top 5 had I been a GM. Looking like a mighty beast in the NBA (yes mickyv prob the best prospect of last class)
great call OP. i bet a bunch of teams are kicking themselves for not drafting him. can you imagine the Wizards wit the Greak Freek? Lawwwd, the fast breaks would be ' must-see' with John Wall.
he has all the tools to be great. i also noticed the passion he plays the game with, seems like someone who will keep working to improve every year.
he has the highest ceiling out of his draft class.