Rinalds Malmanis

Height: 6-9

Weight: 210

Country: Latvia

Professional Team: Laboral Kutxa Baskonia

Classification: International ‘96

Birthdate: 4/12/1996

 

Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round to Undrafted

 

Pros:

Adequate shooter, especially from deep

Adequate playmaker

Good size to play multiple positions

Plays in one of the toughest basketball leagues

Cons:

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

Summary:

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.

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