NBA Draft Scouting Report: Arizona's Azuolas Tubelis

Started by WILD, March 28, 2023, 05:19:44 PM

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WILD

Draft Projection
Second-Round Pick in 2023 NBA Draft.

Tubelis made an All Pac-12 Team as a sophomore last season, and has since gotten better. He is just one of those prospects that's shown linear improvement every season, which gives hope it will continue moving forward at higher levels. He is an older prospect given he's played three college seasons, but the Wildcats forward is still worth consideration in the second round.

Full article below.
https://www.si.com/nba/draft/.amp/prospect-profiles/nba-draft-scouting-report-arizonas-azuolas-tubelis

Tube season highlights




If Tubelis comes back and developed a 3 point shot he'll be a first rounder next year. What are your thoughts on ZU staying or going?

LeftCoastCats

If he learns how to be strong with the basketball where he doesn't get it stripped so easily (or just loses it), he should stay and work on his 3.

Otherwise, dude can go into this year's draft where he'll undoubtedly fumble the bag worse than he does the ball.

arxpert

Quote from: WILD on March 28, 2023, 05:19:44 PM
Draft Projection
Second-Round Pick in 2023 NBA Draft.

Tubelis made an All Pac-12 Team as a sophomore last season, and has since gotten better. He is just one of those prospects that's shown linear improvement every season, which gives hope it will continue moving forward at higher levels. He is an older prospect given he's played three college seasons, but the Wildcats forward is still worth consideration in the second round.

Full article below.
https://www.si.com/nba/draft/.amp/prospect-profiles/nba-draft-scouting-report-arizonas-azuolas-tubelis

Tube season highlights




If Tubelis comes back and developed a 3 point shot he'll be a first rounder next year. What are your thoughts on ZU staying or going?

I don't necessarily agree with this analysis. Tubelis has the tools to be a shorter version of Jokic as he is only about 6'9" masquerading as a 6'11" "college height". Tommy didn't do anything to help improve his stock, but if he were to return I would expect Tubelis to make his own luck and take about 3-4 3pt shots per game, and work in more pick and roll as well as work on his defensive strength. Not just rely on deep moonball lob passes where teams have to worry about a 6'10" 250lb Ballo and sag off of Tube for easy layups. This is a big IF because Tommy doesn't let anyone over 6'7" take outside shots so I think Tubelis should negotiate it into his "NIL Package" or whatever Tommy is "working on for him".

ZonaBBB

Another obsessive "hot-take" above.  The new obsession is players over 6'7" aren't allowed to shoot.  Cannot wait to see this obsession be ripped to shreds in the coming season or 2. 

How many seasons until we get a great shooter at 6'8"?