Rodions Kurucs

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