Balsa Koprivica

Updated on 7/31/21.  Written by Alan Lu.
2021 rankings were finalized on 7/29/21.

Height: 7-1
Weight: 252
College: Florida State
Classification: Sophomore
Birthdate: 5/1/2000

Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round to Undrafted
2021 NBA Draft: Round 2, Pick 57 by the Charlotte Hornets
(Rights traded to the Detroit Pistons)

Strong finisher around the basket
Excels at scoring on off-ball motion plays
Has good hands
Adequate playmaker for his size
Decent rebounder
Decent defender
Solid shot blocker
Above average athlete
Solid motor

Needs to improve his face-up game
Must improve his low post game
Can be careless on offense, which can lead to turnovers
Not an elite rebounder
Struggles to guard quicker players
Can be foul prone
Not an elite athlete

Balsa Koprivica is an energetic center that could project to be a defensive specialist in the NBA.  He is a high-motor player that can catch plenty of hands and then score on dunks around the basket.  He also is an active rebounder and shot blocker that will provide some interior defense.   On the downside, he’s not really a great shot creator, and he can pick up quick fouls on the defensive end. 

Still, he’s mobile for a big man his size and he went to a well-schooled defensive team, and Koprivica projects to be a borderline second round candidate in the 2021 draft.

RealGM Profile
NBADraft.Net Profile
Fansided’s Chop Chat’s Article on Balsa Koprivica Entering the NBA Draft
NBA G-League’s 2021 G-League Elite Camp Player Measurements

Games Scouted:
12/9/20 Florida State vs. Indiana

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