Georgios Kalaitzakis

Height: 6-6
Weight: 180
Country: Greece
Professional Team: Nevezis
Classification: International ’99
Birthdate: 2/1/1999

Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round to Undrafted

Pros:

Adequate scorer off the dribble
Decent shooter, especially from mid-range
Can post up smaller players
Adequate playmaker
Decent rebounder
Decent defensive player that can get steals

 
Cons:

Needs to improve his outside shot
Lacks an elite first step off the dribble
May need to tweak his shooting mechanics
Can be quite turnover prone
Does not move off the ball enough on offense
His effort on defense can lag at times
Needs to add strength
Not an elite athlete
Limited experience at higher levels of pro ball

 
Summary:

Georgios Kalaitzakis is a skilled combo guard that can shoot and pass the basketball.  In limited minutes in the Greek League, he’s showed that he can excel as a distributor and defender when he is on the court.​

However, he can quite streaky with his jump shot, and he can at times commit too many turnovers.  If he can continue to hone his craft, he could end up being a poor man’s Shaun Livingston, as he could potentially end up going late in the second round as a stash pick in the 2020 NBA Draft.

 

Links:

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Eurohoops’ Article on Kalaitzakis Withdrawing From the Draft