Alpha Kaba (PF/C, Mega Vizura)

 

Measurables: 6’10”, 7’5.3” wingspan, 226 lbs, 21.3 years old

Strengths

  • Very fluid athlete in the open floor
  • Strong on the boards – pushes guys around
  • Surprisingly advanced floor game
  • Thunderous around the rim
  • Confident in jumper – still developing
  • Weapon in transition
  • Clear role as rim-running energy big man
  • Has solid size for playing center

Weaknesses

  • How does his game translate from Adriatic League to NBA?
  • Raw floor game will not work in NBA
  • Motor can be an issue with him
  • Struggles a lot with turnovers
  • Already 21 and still extremely raw
  • Shown almost no ability to create for others
  • Has to get smarter on both ends of the court
  • Looks lost on defense at times
  • Needs to add strength to play center in NBA

Overall

  • Kaba has flashed good athleticism and mobility, but at 21 he’s severely lacking in terms of skill and IQ. He’s an interesting project as a draft-and-stash guy, but at 21 already teams don’t want him to be a 3 or 4 year project. His athleticism and size are intriguing but it’s unclear how much of his skill level can translate to the NBA. If his floor game develops he becomes much more interesting, but for now he’s a 2nd round project.

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