2014 NBA Draft Scouting Report: Nik Stauskas





Written by Paul Banks of the Washington Times, and David Kay of the The Sports Bank.
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2014 NBA Draft Scouting Report: Nik Stauskas


Position: Shooting Guard

Size: 6-6, 205

School: Michigan, Sophomore


Strengths:
  • Three-point shooting
  • NBA range and beyond
  • Catch-and-shoot ability
  • Quick release
  • Moves well off the ball/using screens
  • Use of shot fakes to create space from defender
  • Free throw shooter
  • Can create his own shot
  • Improving slasher
  • Sneaky bounce at the rim
  • Reading over-aggressive defenders and cutting backdoor




  • Weaknesses:
  • Strength
  • Will struggle defensively against NBA two guards
  • Length
  • Finishing at the rim when contested by a shot blocker


  • Summary: With Trey Burke and Tim Hardaway Jr. moving on to the NBA, Stauskas has become the go-to option for the Wolverines this season. He can shoot lights out from distance, which is always coveted by NBA teams, but has also displayed an improvement attacking off the bounce. Still, his shooting will be his calling card at the next level, and it's possible that he could go as high as the mid-late teens.

    Player Comparison: Kevin Martin. I'm not saying Stauskas will be a 20-point per game scorer in the NBA like Martin has, but the two have similar offensive games in that they can both stroke it from the outside and each is lackluster defensively. Martin can be effective off the bounce, and Stauskas is getting there, but it will be the ability to light it up from deep that earns Stauskas minutes at the next level.







    RELATED LINKS:


    2014 NBA Mock Draft


    2015 NBA Mock Draft


    2014 NBA Draft Prospect Rankings


    2014 NBA Draft Scouting Reports








    Written by Paul Banks of the Washington Times, and David Kay of the The Sports Bank.
    Send Paul an e-mail here: paulb05 AT hotmail DOT com.
    All other e-mail, including advertising and link proposals, send to: wpc112@gmail.com




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