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Bojan Dubljevic

  • Full Name: Bojan Dubljevic
  • Position: Power Forward / Center
  • Height/Weight: 6-9 / 240
  • Birthdate: October 24, 1991
  • Club: Valencia BC (Spain)
Minnesota Timberwolves Round 2: Pick 59
 

Strengths
- Very solid outside shooter with range
- A productive scorer at every stop in his career
- Strong effort, high intensity player
- Works the pick and roll well
- Can score inside with jump-hooks

Weaknesses
- Not impressive athletically
- Plays below the rim
- Poor lateral quickness makes ability to guard NBA "4's" questionable
- Average vertical jump and not a very strong rebounder

NBA projection
There are questions whether Dubljevic can play in the NBA because of his limited athleticism. Defending at the NBA level will also be an issue. That said, he is smart, skilled offensively and has produced at the top level of European basketball. He could be effective in a half-court offense. He'll likely be picked in the mid-to-late second round..

2012-2013 season
Dubljevic had the most impressive season in Europe as any potential Euro draft pick. Playing against top competition in averaged double figures playing about half the game in both the Eurocup and Spanish ACB. He's a big guy who can shoot, which is always needed. He closed the season very well in Spain scoring more than 20 points in three of his last five games.

Key statistics
13.3 ppg | 4.8 rpg | 0.7 apg | 20.6 mpg | .550 2PT | .389 3PT | .817 FT (Eurocup)
12.2 ppg | 3.7 rpg | 0.5 apg | 19.9 mpg | .546 2PT | .493 3PT | .839 FT (Spain)

Cool statistic
In a 113-111 win over Gescrap BB, Dubljevic scored 32 points in 31 minutes and made all eight of his two-point field goal attempts and all 13 of his free throws.

Reminds me of...
Matt Bonner

What Insiders Say
Lorenzo Neri, Draftology
" The young Bosnian developed really well this season in Unicaja's farm team Clinicas Rincon. He is late-bloomer and is NBA prospect in the future but must play couple of seasons in Europe. Must develop physically and polish his offensive moves. Definitely a very intriguing player. The GM who will selects him will be rewarded...or not.'

Carl Berman, NetScouts Basketball
"Another Euro without NBA level athleticism but does know his limitations and has produced offensively at the top European levels. He can definitely shoot, so can see him as a stretch "4" after a little more seasoning."

Os Davis, BallinEurope.com
"Dubljevic signed a three-year contract with Valencia in 2012, jumping over from Montenegro and racked up the accolades in this season's Eurocup: He was named the league's "Rising Star" in addition to an All-Eurocup second team nod. While his 6'10", 240-pound physique allows Dubljevic to be a force under the basket as well as on pick-and-rolls, the downside for the big guy is his speed and despite a good basketball IQ, his passing game can use improvement."

-- Chris Denker and Carl Berman are managing partners of NetScouts Basketball, "The International Basketball Connection."  You can follow NetScouts Basketball on twitter @netscouts, or follow Chris and Carl.