Sep 23, 2012
Jun 20, 2012
NBA Comparison: Jorge Garbajosa
Strengths: Bojan is typical European PF who shoots the ball really well as well as play on the low post with his back to the basket … He is a stretch PF who can effectively hit outside shots … He loves playing P&R and he is smart enough to recognize who is guarding him at all times … He will roll and post up smaller defenders and bigger opponents will take outside the paint … Due to his big body he can also play the C position, which Valencia used him some this year … Bojan shot the ball well this year in ACB League [47.4% for 3pts in Spanish League and 38.9% in EuroCup], shows great shot selection and does not force shots … Catch and shoot is extremely fluid. Doesn’t need to bring the ball down, can catch and release with great accuracy … On the low post, he likes turning to his left shoulder and he shows a good touch and great timing and can score out of hook shots … He does not have a lot of post moves but his basketball IQ compensates for the lack of repertoire under the basket … Good length. Has a 7’1 wingspan … More athletic than he appears with a 29 inch no step vertical …
Weaknesses: Dubljevic is a skilled PF but not a great athlete and has a problem when stronger, athletic defenders are guarding him … The lack of his athleticism is shown in only 3.7 reb per game in Spanish ACB league and 4.8 reb in EuroCup … Also on the defensive end, Bojan’s athleticism and lack of speed puts him in the trouble when he has to guard faster players at his position or stronger players if he defends the C position … Bojan lacks speed (running down the floor), also on his lateral speed [he has problems on P&R defense, when he has to hedge out and recover], meaning he’s best suited for a half court, slower team …
Overall: Bojan is smart and skilled PF, who shoots the ball really well. Good P&R player with great timing for the ball. He has to work on his speed and body in order to play successfully in the NBA. Very coachable player who wants to work and improve his overall game.
Stevan Petrovic 6/24/13