4 results for tag: Donatas Motiejunas

10 minutes with legend and Sacramento Kings director of scouting Scotty Stirling

James Ham catches up with Scotty Stirling, the Sacramento Kings' director of scouting. More

Video: Bismack Biyombo & Donatas Motiejunas Eurocamp Workouts

Footage from yesterday's Adidas Eurocamp workouts featuring international draft prospects Donatas Motiejunas and Bismack Biyombo.  According to reports, both were less than impressive to NBA scouts and brass in attendance.  But consider the defensive skills of a player like Biyombo would probably show better in a scrimmage ... More

Adidas Eurocamp Day 1: Montiejunas & Biyombo Lackluster in Workouts

A showcase of some of the top international talent is taking place right now in Treviso, Italy.   Day one of the Adidas Eurocamp wrapped up yesterday.  Some notes and quotes from those in attendance: Scott Howard-Cooper, NBA.com On Bismack Biyombo
The Biyombo workout was interesting as a rare public look at a prospect who has not played in months, after splitting with his team in Spain, and was barely known in the United States even when he was in a lineup. It just wasn’t good. The entire premise was a bad idea. Biyombo, a power forward from the Republic of Congo, is a stud athlete who blocks shots and rebounds. That would have come out in a game, where he could light up the gym by flying around the rim and overpowering opponents. In one-on-none drills, NBA evaluators got to observe bad hands and an offensive game that everyone agrees will be a non-factor in the league, all the way to a bad showing at the line. Dibs on trademarking “Hack a ‘Mack.” Opponents will foul Biyombo every time he has the ball within dunking distance, also known as his maximum shooting range. The encouraging news is that an executive with one team said Biyombo did much better at a recent individual workout in Spain by catching balls a club official purposely threw wild to gauge reaction and hands. But nothing hides the zero offense of a player tracking to the top 10.
On Donatas Montiejunas
The Motiejunas workout was better but hardly worth the top of the resume either. While he showed the agility and a shooting touch uncommon at 6-feet-11 power forward, the lottery-bound power forward appeared tired to those who had watched him during the season.
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Let the Mockery Begin: 2011 NBA Mock Draft Round-Up

Any mock draft should be taken with a grain of salt at this point. There are plenty of evaluations and judgements to be made by the Kings front office within the next month.  But, the progress of the following players tabbed seventh for Sacramento is worth watching leading up to the June 23. Chad Ford, ESPN: Kemba Walker, PG
Jonathan Givony, Draft Express: Bismack Biyomobo, PF
Sacramento's fall from five to seven is a bit more painful considering it likely takes them out of the mix for upgrading their backcourt situation, which clearly seems to be their biggest need at the moment. There are still some solid frontcourt prospects available, though, particularly Biyombo, who seems like a perfect fit alongside DeMarcus Cousins, where his offensive limitations wouldn't look quite as glaring.
David Aldridge, NBA.com: Brandon Knight, PG
Kings have been looking for a legit point guard since Mike Bibby left town, and can move Tyreke Evans to shooting guard by taking Knight.
Jason Jones, Sac Bee: Kawhi Leonard, SF
An athletic defender, exactly what the Kings need.
Sam Amick, Sports Illustrated: Donatas Motiejunas, PF
The Kings could have one of the most dynamic young frontcourts in the game if they go with Lithuanian 7-footer Motiejunas. Last year's lottery pick, DeMarcus Cousins, had a solid rookie season and showed plenty of offensive versatility in the post, but the creative Motiejunas, 20, would take it to another level. Defense would be a concern, making it all the more important that the Kings re-sign center Samuel Dalembert in the summer as they plan to do.
Tom Ziller, SB Nation: Kawhi Leonard, SF
The Kings desperately need help at small forward, where none of Francisco Garcia, Donte Greene or Omri Casspi stood out (for good reasons) in 2010-11. Leonard is a big SF, and less of a shooter than the Kings would like, but the team is being rebuilt with an eye on energy and toughness. He fits that.
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