View Full Version : Another NBA Prospect for ya...

Ummmmm Ok
03-24-2003, 01:56 PM
Draft speak: Will go in the late teens or early 20s.


SPELL IT: Slavko Vranes
Say it: SLAHV-ko VRAH-nish

Basics: 7-6, 300 pounds, 20, C. A reserve for you guessed it Buducnost in his home country. Birthdate: 1/30/83

Of note: Hes very raw. A contractual issue forced him to sit out last year, impeding his development. Hes huge, though, and his lack of development means he is a 7-6 blank slate for a patient team to mold.

Strengths: Height is one of his major positives ... It's not every day a decently coordinated 7-foot-6 player comes along ... Despite his size he has above average mobility, capable of running the floor ... Has enough of a shot blocking presence that he causes many players to redirect their shots ... Does a good job of taking up space to congest the lane ... Above average help defender ... When one of his teammates gets beat off the dribble he is mobile enough to rotate over ... Shows soft touch around the basket in that he can convert on flip-in's or tip-in's ... Possess natural shot blocking instincts ... When receiving the ball in the low post he is does a good job of keeping the ball up high ... Aggressive player who will not back down from a challenge ... Smart, understands what his limits are on the court and rarely attempts to exceed them ... Above average rebounder due to his long arms and size ...

Weaknesses: Upper body strength must be added to ... Fundamentally he is a work in progress that is still learning the game ... Like most young shot blockers Vranes lacks discipline in terms of understanding what shots to go after ... Because of his over aggressiveness he has a tendency to be foul prone ... Post footwork is in need of refinement ... This could be a reason why he doesn't always get good position on the blocks ... Doesn't have great court awareness and his concentration can wavier at times ... Free throw shooting is below average at this point ... Needs to improve on his lateral movement. Too often he gets beat with simple pivot moves ... Has solid timing on his blocks but tends to bite on a lot of pump fakes ... Hands are decently soft but he needs to work on catching the ball more effectively ... Lacks the high level experience that many of his European counterparts have ... Offensively he needs to continue to develop his back to the basket moves ... Below average passer from the post ...

For those that are curious, Bradley weighs 270 and Ming weighs 296.

03-24-2003, 05:14 PM
So he could be a yao ming type player. But more likely a better shawn bradley!