Spurs Draft-and-Stash Prospect Livio Jean-Charles Struggling


We are about two months through the season for many European leagues which provides the perfect opportunity to check in on some of the San Antonio Spurs draft-and-stash prospects. One of the players on that long list of prospects is Livio Jean-Charles who plays in the French Pro A League for ASVEL Basket.

The last time we checked in on Livio Jean-Charles, he was struggling in his return after missing all of last year with a knee injury. Unfortunately for the Spurs organization and Spurs fans, those struggles are still existing.

Jean-Charles has found it difficult to find minutes this season, averaging the second lowest minutes on the team in regular season play, only 9.3.

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What’s even more alarming is those low minutes are completely justifiable given Livio Jean-Charles’ poor performance up to this point in the season. The 6-foot-9 forward is only averaging 2.1 points and 3.0 rebounds. He also averaging more turnovers, 0.6 per game, than assists, 0.5.

Livio Jean-Charles’ Eurocup numbers haven’t been much better either, 2.1 points on 6-of-17 shooting and 2.3 rebounds.

While all may seem bad, there are a few positives from the last time we checked in on the French forward. Jean-Charles has improved his shooting percentage from 36.4% to 40.7% in French League play.

He just only recently turned 21 so there is still a lot of room for Livio Jean-Charles to grow.

Air Alamo will continue to track the forward’s progress throughout the season.

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Former 2011 second-round pick Davis Bertans continues to light it up in Spanish ACB league play. The 6-foot-10 forward has seen a slight decline in his averages, now 13.5 points and 3.3 rebounds, but has seen increased efficiency, 51% shooting on the season. Bertans continues to showcase his stretch four abilities, shooting 42.6% from three in the ACB. If he continues this play, he’ll have a strong case to make to the Spurs for coming to the NBA soon.

The 6-foot-7 swingman Adam Hanga is playing well for Italian side Sidigas Avellino this season. Averaging 11.3 points, 4.7 rebounds, 2.8 assists, and 2.3 steals, Hanga has solidified his role in the team’s starting lineup. It would be nice, however, to see the 25-year-old bump up his shooting numbers, only 41% on the season. Cutting back on three-pointers would help since he’s only shooting 23.5% from deep.

After a hot start to the season, the Spurs 2014 second-round selection Nemanja Dangubic has cooled off significantly. The 6-foot-9 forward is now only averaging 6.1 points, 2.5 rebounds, and 1.7 assists on the year. His three-point percentage has also dropped from 38.5% to 30% in the Adriatic League. He continues to hold down the starting three spot for Serbian team Crvena zvezda, but, he better watch out. Continued poor performances could have him coming off the bench instead.

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