Strengths: One of the most talented European prospects … A long, tall, and athletic wing forward, Dasic possesses good upside with the physical attributes to play at the NBA level … A difficult match up due to his inside-outside abilities … As a SF, he posts-up smaller defenders or as a PF he can take bigger opponents outside and beat them off the dribble (58.6% FG) … He can easily take the ball from coast to coast … Dasic can create his own shots well off the dribble … Has a solid jump-shot with nice mechanics and elevation … Averaged 13 ppg on 44% shooting … His range extends well to an NBA 3 point line … He does a great job of attacking the basket and finishing around the rim (his long arms and upper-body allows him to do so) … As a PF, if Dasic catches the ball on the low-post he will usually attempt a turn around jumper over defenders … If he turns and faces the basket at the shoulder (usually drives to his left). Does a great job of rebounding the ball and seals his man well (improved over the past few years going from 3.7 to 8.3 RPG this season) … When interested, Dasic does a great job at the defensive end … He moves his feet well defending at the SF position and his long arms help him to contest every shot on the perimeter and getting steals (averaged 2.2 STL per game this year).
Weaknesses: For a player with his athleticism, Dasic relies too heavily on his outside shooting ability … He shoots poorly (21.2%) from the 3 point line, so he’ll need to put work in to extend his range … He also needs to improve his FT% (60.9% FT this year). He is too predictable when driving to the basket, going to his left most of the times … Dasic can be an inconsistent player from time to time, bringing his focus and heart into question… Needs to work on his ball handling ability … At times he struggles when playing against big and athletic players … Lacks a great first step off the dribble … He needs to work on consistency and playing up to his potential throughout entire ball games …
Stevan Petrovic 5/28/09