Potential late first-round pick Aleksej Pokusevski enters NBA draft

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Aleksej Pokusevski would be a pick about potential. The Serbian native played last season for Olympiacos’ B team in the Greek second division (although he did get a call up to the main, powerhouse squad, he just rarely played).

Pokusevski wants to continue his development in the NBA — he has declared for the NBA draft.

Pokusevski is 6’11”, can handle the ball and play like a point forward, has shooting range, and has yet to turn 19. There is a lot of potential here, but he’s also a project a long way from competing at an NBA level.

This could well be a draft-and-stash player, with Olympiacos playing and developing him for a few years until he is ready to come across the see. That’s far more likely than him signing a rookie contract and starting the clock for whichever team drafts him.