This list is based on on three different criteria:
1. Players personal statistics in the last season
2. Players valuability for the team where he has played last
3. Players adaptability and willingness to play on high level
In line with that, this list is based on my subjective feeling towards the player and his abilities.
I call for comments and other opinions.
7. Kalin Lucas (PG, 185m/88 kg, 1989.)
Lightning quick point guard ... Great penetration skills allow him to get into the lane almost at will ... Can also score from long range ... Loves to push the ball in transition
2013-2014: Iowa Energy (D-League): 30 games: 14.7ppg, 2.8rpg, 4.9apg, 1.1spg, FGP: 50.7%, 3PT: 33.9%, FT: 83.6%
2014 July: NBA Pro Summer League in Orlando (Memphis Grizzlies) Finalist: 4 games: 8.3ppg, 2.5rpg, 1.8apg, 0.5spg, FGP: 48%, 3PT: 33.3%, FT: 87.5%
Kalin is very quick, with good transition game. He has very quick first step and he knows to change directions. He would be quality addition to the best Eurocup and lower Euroleague teams.
6. Acie Law (PG, 190 cm/92kg,1985.)
Big time competitor who wants the ball in crunchtime. Has become a great team leader who has learned how to lead by example. Rare point guard who can operate equally well in a half court set or up tempo offense. Defensively Law shows good lateral quickness and reflexes to play passing lanes. Decent court vision, capable of driving and dishing in traffic. Great ball handler who uses his shifty quickness to get past most opposing defenders.
Perimeter shooting despite improvement can still go through streakiness. Settles at times for mid-range shots when he could drive to the basket and put pressure on the defense.
2013-2014: Olympiacos S.F.P. Pireus (Greece-A1): Euroleague: 9 games: 3.4ppg, 1.1rpg, 2.3apg; Greek League: 9 games: 6.8ppg, 1.7rpg, 2.8apg, FGP: 53.1%, 3PT: 50.0%, FT: 81.8%, injured in Dec.'14
Acie was a hero in Pireus. He got injured and it is a big question how big contribution he can give now. But he is a fighter and I bet on him. His qualities are well known, he is double EL champion. He is not for a leader, cant stand pressure.
5. Eric Maynor ( PG,190cm/77kg, 1987.)
Extremely patient on the offensive end, allowing plays to unfold- no predetermined decisions ... Tremendous basketball IQ and understanding of court geometry. Foot speed and explosiveness are not optimal.
2013-2014:Washington Wizards (NBA): 23 games: 2.3ppg, 1.0rpg, 1.7apg, in Feb.'14 signed at Philadelphia 76ers (NBA): 8 games: 3.8ppg, 1.9rpg, 1.5apg, released in Mar.'14
Erick is very intelligent, good passer. He is not perfect in D, but he is willing to improve. Eric is my type of player. Slightly built but with immense skill and brains. Solid shooter.
4. Pierre Jackson (PG, 180cm/82kg, 1991.)
An energetic PG who loves to create out from the dribble. He can be unstoppable when he goes inside and can be effective at the defensive side too
2013-2014: ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket (France-ProA); Euroleague: 6 games: 3.3ppg, in Nov.'13 signed at Idaho Stampede (D-League): 31 games: Score-2 (29.1ppg), 3.6rpg, 6.2apg, 1.9spg, FGP: 50.9%, 3PT: 34.9%, FT: 73.7%, in Feb.'14 moved to Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul (Turkey-TBL): 1 game: 6pts, 2reb, 1ast, 2steals, 1.3rpg, 1.3apg, left in Apr.'14
2014 July: NBA Pro Summer League in Orlando (Philadelphia 76ers) Champion: 1 game: 7pts, 1steal
Pierre is fantastic scorer, but he is not my cup of tea. Too much solo efforts. He knows how to assist but he is not doing it so often in Europe. He is great addition to the offensive skills of any team. D is questionable.
3. Diante Garrett ( PG, 190cm/86kg, 1988.)
Scout report: NA
2013-2014: Oklahoma City Thunder (NBA), training camp, in Nov.'13 signed at Utah Jazz (NBA): 71 games: 3.5ppg, 1.4rpg, 1.7apg
Diante is a transfer target for Laboral. He is good player in every aspect of this game. Very secure addition. He can bring depth, but he is not star.
2. Casper Ware (PG, 178cm/80kg, 1990.)
A sparkling kind of PG, who has a little body but is very effective in creating for teammates. A defensive specialist, he puts a lot of pressure on the ball and on opposite guards.
2013-2014: Granarolo Bologna (Italy-SerieA, starting five): 22 games: 11.7ppg, 2.7rpg, 2.2apg, 1.0spg, 2FGP: 43.2%, 3FGP: 26.4%, FT: 65.4%, left in Mar.'14, later that month moved to Philadelphia 76ers (NBA): 9 games: 5.3ppg, 1.0rpg, 1.1apg, FGP: 52.4%, 3PT: 33.3%, FT: 83.3%
2014 July: NBA Pro Summer League in Orlando (Philadelphia 76ers) Champion: 5 games: 19.0ppg, 3.2rpg, 5.2apg, 1.4spg, FGP: 42.9%, 3PT: 36.8%, FT: 88.2%
2014 July: NBA Pro Summer League in Las Vegas (Philadelphia 76ers): 2 games: 7.0ppg, 3.0rpg, 2.0apg, FGP: 29.4%, 3PT: 20%
Casper is very quick, with willigness to fight in D and for every ball. His defense is strong one, despite his small body. I would bring him anywhere where that type of player is needed. He knows a lot about basketball. He is transfer target for Laboral too.
1.Lester McCalebb (PG, 178cm/82kg, 1985.)
Shown his ability to score as well as distribute the basketball ... An extremely explosive player.
2013-2014: Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul (Turkey-TBL): 40 games: 10.5ppg, 2.5rpg, 3.4apg, Steals-5 (1.3spg), FGP: 62.4%, 3PT: 30.9%, FT: 75.6%; Euroleague: 24 games: 11.9ppg, 3.2rpg, 2.5apg, 1.4spg, FGP: 66.2%, 3PT: 35.9%, FT: 74.1%
For all BC Partizan fans known as BO. He is brilliant. Very quick and very intelligent. He changes directions easily, passes well and he knows how to score and create at any moment. He is worshipped in Partizan, and the best foreign PG that played in Serbia in my opinion. He is waited in Belgrade, eagerly. So, is BO coming home?