In the latest installment of “Catch a Rising Star,” Boston Celtics president Dany Ainge traveled to Greece to get a first-hand look at Giannis Adetokunbo, the 6-foot-10 point guard who is moving up draft boards by leaps and bounds.
Ainge was in the house — and got heckled by Lakers fans — as Adetokunbo scored 19 points and grabbed 9 rebounds and had two steals in the championship round of the Greek A2 league.
Ainge also saw the CSKA - Panathinaikos Euroleague game, and was quoted by Greek media as comparing Adetokunbo as reminding him of a young Scottie Pippen.
Our draft guru, Joe Kotoch, currently has him at No. 24 in Mock Draft 1.0.1 and says he would not be surprised to see him shoot up into the lottery, much like Bismack Biyombo did a few years back.
i like judging a guy by the level of his competition
quote:Last year he got much more open looks from 3 because people were afraid of him driving to the basket.
mitchell looks like a possible tweener/stretch 4, but he sucked dick shooting the 3 this year so that's a worry
perhaps last year was just an outlier?
quote:That I don't understand.
also his FT% went down 6 points this year, which is worrisome
Tony Mitchell>>>> this guy