Professional Team: Laboral Kutxa Baskonia
Classification: International ‘96
Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round to Undrafted
Adequate shooter, especially from deep
Good size to play multiple positions
Plays in one of the toughest basketball leagues
Shot selection issues
Needs to improve his free throw shooting
Can be too passive on offense
Needs to improve his rebounding
Does not collect enough steals or blocks
Can be a bit foul prone
Relative unknown commodity
Rinalds Malmanis is a skilled, combo forward that can shoot and pass the basketball. His team made the Euroleague playoffs, and he is one of the few draft eligible prospects that could end up getting rotation minutes for his team in the postseason.
On the other hand, he may not shoot the ball enough, and he may not stand out in the other facets of the game. He does not have much draft stock right now, so he may be a long shot to be drafted. If he ends up being undrafted this year, he could thrive as a solid role player overseas.