Rodions Kurucs

Page updated as of 4/12/2020, scouting report written by Alan Lu.
2018 rankings were finalized on 6/21/2018.

Height: 6-9
Weight: 210
Country: Latvia
Professional Team: FC Barcelona
Classification: International ’98
Birthdate: 2/5/1998

2018 Top 100 Prospect Rank: 47
Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round
​2018 NBA Draft: Round 2, Pick 40 by the Brooklyn Nets

Pros:

Adequate shooter, especially from mid-range
Decent scorer off the dribble
Excels at scoring on the move
Very good free throw shooter
Adequate playmaker that passes the ball well
Decent defensive player that can get steals and blocks
Solid athlete
Great size to play out on the wing
Good motor

Cons:

Needs to improve his outside shot
Needs to improve his low post game
Can struggle to score in traffic
Can be turnover prone
Needs to improve his rebounding
Needs to improve his position defense
Has not seen much playing time at the highest levels
Has missed time due to a knee injury​

Summary:

Rodions Kurucs is an athletic, skilled swingman that possesses an intriguing set of offensive skills.  His size, shooting ability, and upside make him a first round prospect for the upcoming draft, but he will likely need to show that he can be a consistently productive performer in professional basketball.​

Most likely, his expected draft range will be in the late first to the early second round on draft day, as he could potentially end up being an Evan Fournier type of player in this league.​

Links:

DraftExpress Profile

RealGM Profile

DraftSite Profile

Tankathon Profile

NBADraft.Net Profile

2018 ESPN Draft Profile

Peachtree Hoops’ Article On Kurucs and His Knee Injury

Games Scouted:

12/2/16 FC Barcelona II vs. Caceres

12/10/16 FC Barcelona II vs. Quesos Cerrato de Palencia

12/17/17 FC Barcelona II vs. Oviedo Baloncesto

1/21/18 FC Barcelona vs. MoraBanc Andorra

4/20/18 FC Barcelona II vs. C.B. Valladolid

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