The New York Knicks went guard again when they selected Serbian prospect Ogjen Jaramaz with the 58th pick in Thursday’s draft.The Knicks had three picks in the 2017 NBA Draft and they used them all on guards. After taking Frank Ntilikina at No. 8 and Dewayne Dotson at No. 44, New York went with Serbian prospect Ogjen Jaramaz with the 58th pick.
Unlike Ntilikina and Dotson, however, DraftExpress points out that Jaramaz needs to work on his jump shooting. In fact, it’s one of the major flaws in his game.
Apparently, he’s more of a slash and an attacker. If the Knicks let Derrick Rose walk, they’ll need help in that area. DraftExpress points this out the good and the bad of Jaramaz’s aggressive offensive game.
Jaramaz’s value as a prospect is based largely in his ability to turn the corner and attack gaps to get to the rim in the half court. A fearless penetrator with a strong first step and frame, Jaramaz has been producing highlight material in the open court in the Adriatic league for quite some time, but just shot 47% around the rim in the half court this season, due in large part to his questionable decision-making. Lacking a natural feel for picking and choosing his spots and forcing the issue badly at times, the 21-year old guard has some interesting tools, but also plenty of things to work on as a scorer.