Arturas Gudaitis: 22-years old, Lithuania, Power Forward/C
Draft Express Measurements: 6″10, 255-pounds
2014-15 Stats: 6.5 points, 4.0 rebounds, 0.3 assists, 0.9 blocks, 0.2 steals, 51% field goals, 62% free-throws, 51% threes, 15.4 minutes
Quick Season Review: Arturas Gudaitis played on historic Lithuanian team Zalgiris Kaunas. On the team Gudaitis was productive in short minutes, shooting the ball efficiently and blocking shots. Gudaitis was also a respectable rebounder in the short time he played. Gudaitis had a strong game against Real Madrid, finishing with 14 points and 6 rebounds.
Strengths: Can defend power forwards and some centers. Very good shooter. Good shot-blocker. NBA-ready body. Possesses lots of strength. Quick and athletic for size. Finishes inside. Puts the ball on the floor well for a big. Sets hard screens. Good offensive rebounder.
Weaknesses: Must work on post moves. Can improve rebounding, despite being solid. Free-throw shooting. Must improve passing. Inconsistent defender. Slow release on shot. Will his offense translate to the next level, since he doesn’t finish well with contact.
Where He Would Help Spurs?
Arturas Gudaitis can be stashed and he can continue to develop overseas. He is a good shooter with shot-blocking ability and size. If all goes well, he can be a steal in this loaded draft.
NBA Comparison: Darius Songalia
Darius Songalia isn’t the most intriguing name when it comes to comparisons. Both players have similar body types, except Gudaitis is a better shooter. Songalia had a few solid seasons as a role player, not bad for a second-round pick.
Below is a Arturas Gudaitis highlights video uploaded by North Dallas.