2019 NBA Draft Profile: Deividas Sirvydis
Deividas Sirvydis is a skilled lefty wing with intriguing potential as a perimeter shooter. Emerging as a prospect early in his career but breaking out last season averaging 16 points and 2.9 assists per game while leading Rytas Vilnius to victory at the adidas Next Generation Tournament, Sirvydis made his LKL debut two years ago, but spent the majority of his time at the junior level or with Perlas in the Lithuanian 2nd Division in recent years. Putting together his best international showing to date, the second-generation pro built significant momentum last summer averaging 12.7 points and 2.9 assists per game while shooting 45% from beyond the arc at the 2018 FIBA U18 European Championship. Shooting the ball extremely well early in the year, the Vilnius native carved out a role with Rytas’s senior team early on, ranked among the more efficient low-volume players in the EuroCup, and finished the year averaging 4.7 points and 1.9 rebounds per game.
Father, Virginius Sirvydis, ranked among the more productive scorers and accurate three-point shooters in the Lithuanian 1st Division for the better part of two decades.
- Has good size for a wing listed near 6’9 with a lean frame that could continue to improve and an even wingspan. Not an especially imposing athlete, but a capable all-around player with good instincts.
- Displayed a pretty impressive skill level in his first full season competing at a high level. Served primarily as a floor spacer in a limited role but showed some of the instincts and passing ability he did at the junior level in spurts as well. Started the season as well as any young player in Europe. Spent three games with Perlas mid-season averaging 27.3 points per game in the 2nd Division.
- Promising jump shooter who has flashed reliable range both off the catch and off the dribble at points in his late teens. 83% of his shots in the half court were jumpers this season with the large majority of those attempts coming in catch and shoot situations. Scored 0.988 points per jump shot in the half court [64th percentile] rising into shots fluidly on the move but showing some room to improve as well.
- Displays the ability to take what the defense gives him off the dribble. Smooth with the ball and comfortable in ball screen situations. Shows good vision as a passer and played a low-mistake style for a teenager competing at a high level for the first time. Averaged 1.097 points per shot around the rim in the half court [38th percentile]. Can play above the rim with a head of steam and finish with creative footwork, but has room to improve inside as he continues getting stronger and becomes more comfortable creating with his right hand.
- Did not play an especially large role on the year, but was tremendous for stretches. Scored 1.195 points per possession in the EuroCup providing value off the bench as a rookie.
- Competitive defender still learning how to play a more physical style. Has some instincts in the passing lanes and slides his feet with a sense of urgency, but is still figuring out how to fight through screens effectively.