I don't know much about this guy, but here he is.
Bogdan is Serbian and he played for Partizan in Adriatic league and in Euroleague from 2010th. He was good last year and made a breakthrough in Eurobasket last summer. This year is his best season in which he was also proclaimed as Euroleague Rising Star.
Bogdanovi? is on the level of Šari? if we analyses his current contribution. With 21 years he is already in top statistical positions in regional Adriatic league and Euroleague. In Adriatic league he is 8th in total index, 5th in points, and 9th in assists. In Euroleague he is 36th in index, 13th in points, and 24th in assists.
His measurements of 6'6'' put him on SG position although this year because of the injuries in his team, he had to play also on PG position. His performance was satisfactory, but combo position is probably not an option for NBA - at least for now.
Defense is not his weakness, he is considered a 2 way player. He is quick with 6'11'' wingspan, which he know how to use - he was 4th in Euroleague in steals (1,57 per game) and 8ht in fouls drawn (4 per game). He was also one of the best defensive players in Euroleague.
Read a LOT more on pece's article: EU prospect Bogdan Bogdanovic to get excited about this kid.
And here's a video:
In a surprise, the Phoenix Suns took the best pure point in the draft.
Position: Point Guard
Tyler Ennis is the purest pure point guard to cross the Suns' draft board since Kendall Marshall. At age 20, he is already regarded as a cerebral and unflappable floor general with a killer instinct. While not a potent scorer, he has shown he is willing to step up and take the big shot if the right distribution opportunity doesn't present itself. In Syracuse's zone scheme, he was a disruptive ball hawk, averaging over 2 steals per game. Could Tyler Ennis be the next Hall of Fame Phoenix Suns' point guard?
Tyler Ennis runs the game. He is a confident and mature leader who dictates the pace from the point position. Excellent court vision and a top-notch handle allowed Ennis to average 5.5 assists per game versus 1.7 turnovers in 35.7 minutes of play per game. That's an average of one turnover every 21 minutes. That's mad ball control. There is little doubt that as a game manager and passer, Ennis has the skills to succeed at the next level. In addition to his gifts as a passer, Ennis will come into the NBA with lots of pick and roll experience under his belt, thanks to Syracuse's P and R heavy offense.
Ennis is confident if inconsistent shooter. He showed some range in college, but averaged a middling 35.3% from beyond the arc and an even less encouraging 42.9% inside it. That low shooting percentage has as much to do with his inability to finish inside the paint as it does with any issues with his jumper. Lacking elite speed or strength, Ennis struggles to get to the rim. While that's a problem that might resolve itself with training and conditioning, it will also certainly be exploited by taller and faster NBA defenders.
In Syracuse's zone defense, Ennis was a terror. His lengthy reach allowed him to force turnovers at the rate of 2.1 steals per game. What's encouraging is that those long arms will follow him to the NBA. What's less encouraging is that no one can be sure how that propensity to wreak havoc will translate to the man-on-man world of the NBA. Again, his lack of upper echelon speed and strength will cast into sharp relief among the world class athletes of the NBA.
One thing that everyone gushes about when it comes to Tyler Ennis is his intelligence. The words "coachable", "cerebral", and even "sponge" come up over and over again. So do words like "mature" and "confident." Those are all words I like to hear. It's possible that paired with the right coach or system, Ennis could improve his jump-shooting, defense and strength to the point where he is a complete player as well as passer. It's also possible he's Kendall Marshall 2.0.
That's not really as big a knock on him as it might seem. Thanks to his passing, Kendall Marshall will probably have a fair and potentially long NBA career ('Sup, Penny?). And I think that's Tyler Ennis' floor. If he develops into a reliable perimeter shooter or crafty penetrator (Steve Nash, anyone?), his ceiling is much much higher. Ennis could end up being a steal in the middle of the first round.
Of course, anyone with upside is a potential steal at that point in the draft. It's what makes the draft so enticing. I could seen Ennis as a change of pace guard backing up Goran Dragic and Eric Bledsoe and would almost certainly be a better facilitator than Ish Smith. As a point guard prospect though, I'd rather see the Suns make a run at Elfrid Payton, despite Ennis' considerable intangibles.
What do you think? Is Tyler Ennis worth a pick ahead of Payton? Should the Suns even use one of their 3 first round picks to draft a point guard?
Wow. Wow wow wow.
It looks like that came true. Warren is a Phoenix Sun. And we have to trust it.
At 18, the Suns took Tyler Ennis. Here's the article on that one.
This is the T.J. Warren whose game is between the lines in the midrange area. He is not a three-point shooter or a great athlete or a someone who finishes at the rim. But he is talented offensively, and relatively young (20).
T.J Warren is a tremendously skilled scorer with a bevy of moves, and an ability to make shots from anywhere on the court. However, in and around the paint is where Warren is at is best. He is very comfortable scoring in a multitude of ways, with great touch, good ball-handling, and probably the best floater of any player his size. He was the third leading scorer in the nation, averaging nearly 25 points, while also contributing about 7 rebounds per game as well. Other than Doug McDermott, Warren is the most skilled forward in the draft this year. And like Doug, the biggest knock on him is his average athletic ability, and his status as a "tweener". However, Warren uses his strength and skill to complement his inside game, and is very comfortable scoring off of post-ups...which can help him make the transition to the next level.
Here's GM Ryan McDonough on Warren:
"It would be hard not to be impressed with how he scored. He was the number one conference player of the year. He really carried his team at times. It was impressive, not only that he scored, but that he did it efficiently as well."
And now coach Hornacek on Warren after the group workout:
"He has a unique skill of scoring. Watching tape, he looks kind of methodical looking. But because of that, he knows great positioning. When he makes a move and he sees the opening, then he explodes. He got hacked pretty good, and he still was able to be strong enough to finish it off. The question for him wasn't the scoring part, it was the defense. I thought he did a great job defensively. Getting his hand on the ball, he was better than I anticipated form watching tape."
Would the Suns have made a draft promise to Warren, 6'8" tall 220 lbs., high enough that he was invited to the Green Room? That would put Warren in the 14th or 18th slot. It would also imply that the Suns plan to keep at least one of those slots for Warren, rather than trade them away.
The Suns lacked a creative, go-to scorer from the forward position last year. Markieff Morris was the closest the Suns came to dumping the ball to a big guy to get the score. Warren could develop into that player. Warren appears to more duplicate Marcus Morris than Markieff, so I'm not sure where he is going to play unless Marcus is traded.
NBADraft.net compares Warren to Caron Butler (who was a 20-ppg scorer in his prime) and Jarvis Hayes, who was a tweener.
Draftexpress.com has Warren as the 17th best prospect and mocks him 15th overall to Atlanta.