Draft rights (split from tank thread)

Discussion in 'Personnel moves' started by Hansel, Apr 19, 2017.

  1. Hansel

    Hansel Member

    Talking about Kings youngster, I remind you we still have draft rights on Gudaitis and Mitrovic.
    They weren't ready to join the league when we have the playoff target, but right now there's nothing to lose so maybe they can try to find a spot in the roster.
    I love how Vlade is infatuated with european players.
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  2. VF21

    VF21 #TheFutureIsSkal Staff Member Contributor

    MOD NOTE: I split this from the tank thread as I think it's worthy of a different discussion.

    I'm curious. Are either Gudaitis or Mitrovic even worth looking at?
  3. Hansel

    Hansel Member

    Mitrovic has no chance to make it into the NBA I think, Gudaitis could deserve a chance but he's a pure center so probably is better for him to stay another year in Europe.
    Anyway, this summer could join the summer league team again and then let's see how he goes. He played an interesting Eurocup season (not Euroleague level of competition, but not bad at all) and some Euroleague teams are interested now.
  4. kingsboi

    kingsboi Well-Known Member

    to be honest, I don't see either player coming over. They will remain on their respective European ball clubs IMO.
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  5. 206Fan

    206Fan Well-Known Member

    After seeing both Gudaitis and Mitrovic play in SL(followed them in Europe), I don't think the Kings have enough roster spots for them. I don't think either guys are legitimate NBA players.
  6. OffTheWallJamal

    OffTheWallJamal New Member

    Gudaitis has pretty good Per 36 numbers in Eurocup, 19 points, 12 rebounds and 3 blocks. But with Papagiannis, WCS and Koufas under contract there is no chance that we sign him to play in the G-League, we would not even have a roster spot for him in my opinion if we bring over Bogdanovic.

    Talking about Mitrovic, I don't know anything about him. Forgot he was even last year playing for us in the summer league.
  7. lwc

    lwc Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the reminder about these players.
  8. bajaden

    bajaden Well-Known Member

    Saw both in summer league last year, and I didn't think either of them was ready to make the journey into the NBA just yet. Of the two, Gudaitis looked the best. I thought both looked a little on the heavy side and needed to trim down. Both looked a little slow compared to the other players on the floor. But Gudaitis was definitely the more skilled of the two. He might be a player to bring over and stick on our G-League team for a year, and see what pops out at the end. I doubt that Mitrovic will ever play in the NBA.
    Last edited: Apr 20, 2017
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  9. bajaden

    bajaden Well-Known Member

    Remember, under the new CBA, we could add him to our Reno team and have him under contract, without him counting against the roster of the parent team. So basically we can now carry 17 players, with two on the Reno team. Of course if we call one up, we have to send one down. Just depends on who they want to use the extra roster spots on. More than likely, one will be used on our 2nd round pick this year. Who knows, maybe they'll use the other on Isaiah Cousins?
  10. I'm a Red Star fan, so i watched Mitrović every game this year. Team had amazing season in Euroleague, but Mitrović was a disappointment (he is captain btw). Changed his shoot mechanic and he can't score anything from long range. Really hard for us fans to watch him shooting from long distance. No chance to play in the NBA.

    Gudaitis is a solid rim protector, but for Eurocup or under-average Euroleague teams standards.... not for NBA.
  11. itzcoatl

    itzcoatl Well-Known Member

    My recollection of watching Gudaitis in summer league was that he was too small to play NBA C and not fast/athletic enough to play NBA PF.
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  12. Kingsfan23

    Kingsfan23 Well-Known Member

    Something was amiss. I remember after one game not being a convinced he was NBA caliber, but maybe just a bad summer league.

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