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Dragan Bender - The Next Croatian Dragon Bender

Discussion in 'NBA Draft' started by omgTHEpotential, Jul 19, 2015.

  1. omgTHEpotential

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    The next big talent from Croatia. They're on a roll. First Saric, then Hezonja, and now a Dragon Bender! Currently playing for the second team of Maccabi Tel Aviv (Israel).

    Listed as 7'1 216lbs (per draftexpress)
    Born 11/17/1997 (17 years old)
    Height w/ shoes: 7'0.5"
    Wingspan: 7'2"
    Standing reach: 9'3"

    Strengths:
    - Range (can shoot threes with ease)
    - Great passing for a big man
    - Good length
    - Good handles for a big man
    - Good mobility
    - Decent rebounder and shot-blocker (knows how to use his length)
    - Basketball IQ

    Weaknesses/Questions:
    - Lacks strength, but should fill out with time (good frame)
    - Questionable mental and physical toughness

    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/Qurn1LIowK0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
     
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  2. don grahamleone

    don grahamleone Contributing Member

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    He says he's 6'11" in the video. I like his humility paired with him talking about working on his weaknesses. Obviously his vision is excellent. Two out of every three highlights was a pass that led to an easy basket.
     
  3. omgTHEpotential

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    Yeah this video was from when he was still a 16 year old. Now he's somewhere between 7'0 and 7'1.
     
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    DRAGON BENDER
     
  5. Haymitch

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    Is this the next evolution of fire bending?
     

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