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How About The Top Euroleague Free Agent For The Lakers Point Guard?

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Michael
2010-03-29 21:45
Vasilis SpanoulisThere has been so much discussion about the summer 2010 NBA free agent class, but hardly any mention at all about some of the Euroleague players that will be available. With all of that cap space that some of the NBA teams have, they would be very wise to not forget about some of the potential NBA impact players that are available in Europe.

These are 10 Euroleague players that will be free agents in the summer of 2010 that NBA teams should consider. These Euroleague players all have the ability to contribute in the NBA, provided they land in the right situation.

NBA teams should just look at how much the Milwaukee Bucks were helped by adding 3 Euroleague players to their rotation (Ersan Ilyasova, Brandon Jennings, Carlos Delfino - Delfino came from the 2nd tier Eurocup). These are some of the free agents to be had in Europe that could offer similar help to other NBA teams. I will include comments about each player from some NBA scouts that I know and talk to.

Vassilis Spanoulis

Rank: #1
Vitals: 6-4 208
Position: PG/SG
NBA Comparison: Steve Nash
Status: unrestricted free agent

My Assessment: Kill Bill is as smart, tough, and competitive as any player in the world. He is a pure winner and a natural leader. He can lead a team as the primary option from either back court position on offense and he is an excellent defender.

He should not be judged on his lone NBA year with the Houston Rockets, as he obviously did not get a fair chance from Jeff Van Gundy. He is clearly a superior player to the likes of Rafer Alston, Luther Head, and John Lucas III, whom were ahead of him on Van Gundy's depth chart, and pretty much every NBA scout you talk to will state as much. Potential NBA starting point guard or 6th man.

NBA Scout Assessment: An NBA scout said this of Spanoulis, "Spanoulis has no fear on the basketball court. He is as confident as any player there is. In my opinion he can start in any team in the NBA."
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