Rolands Smits

Height: 6-9

Weight: 220

Country: Latvia

Professional Team: Fuenlabrada

Classification: International ’95

Birthdate: 6/25/1995

 

Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round to Undrafted

 
​Pros:

Fairly good shooter from all over the floor

Decent scorer off the dribble

Decent low post scorer

Excels at scoring on the move

Good athlete

Good size to play either forward position

Rock solid motor

Smart player that has a good feel for the game

Cons:

Streaky shooter

Below average free throw shooter

Does not draw enough free throws

Needs to improve his playmaking skills

Needs to improve his rebounding

Can be out of position defensively

Does not get enough steals or blocks

Can be foul prone

Summary:

Rolands Smits is a skilled, combination forward that can shoot the basketball, as he can stretch the defenses with his ability to space the floor.  He also will run the floor to get some scores on the break, and he also is a willing passer and rebounder.

On the other hand, he does not possess elite physical tools, as he will still need to improve his rebounding, and he does not often get blocks or steals, but Smits may make up for it in toughness and in his ability to knock down shots.  He had a very good year this season, and he could be a potential second round pick in 2017.

Links:

DraftExpress Profile

RealGM Profile

Wikipedia Bio

Games Scouted:

1/8/17 Fuenlabrada vs. Laboral Kutxa

1/25/17 Fuenlabrada vs. Lokomotiv Kuban