Felipe Dos Anjos, Brazil, C, Real Madrid (on loan with Oviedo, 18.9
-Massive center prospect at 7' 3 with a 7' 4.75 wingspan, 9' 6.5' standing reach and 251-pound frame. Well-proportioned upper and lower body. Strong legs for a guy his size. Huge hands.
-More mobile than you'd expect. Can get up and down in transition once he gets momentum behind him.
-Solid hands. Has touch in mid-range spots. Sound mechanics on his free throw stroke. Should be able to develop a short turnaround game in time. High release point on his jump hooks. Touch with his right hand.
-Strong feel for the game. Knows who he is as a player. Well-coached. Doesn't try to play outside of himself. Can high low pass a little bit.
-Able to protect the rim by way of sheer size and length when he doesn't have to cover a ton of ground.
-Natural size makes him a factor on the glass - 12.2 rebounds per 40 minutes (lifetime).
-Professional approach. Great teammate. Going to compete and work to maximize his potential.
-Not very quick twitch. Average leaper. Needs momentum behind him to get going.
-Struggles to cover ground defensively. Doesn't project as much more than a drop defender in pick and roll. Has a tendency to get stuck in no-mans land around the basket in rim protection situations. Instincts, awareness and reaction time can improve.
-Not all that physical as a post defender. Allowed smaller bigs to go through him at times despite his size advantage. Struggles reacting in time to the first move.
-Footwork is still a bit raw in the post. Gets knocked off spots. Fairly basic post repertoire - mostly right-handed jump hooks. Would benefit from a more consistent short turnaround, utilizing his high release point and touch. Holds onto the ball a split second too long on jump hooks. Can improve his left hand.
-Struggles to finish in traffic. Fairly anchored to the floor and isn't all that comfortable playing through contact.
-Nice feel but still learning how to playmake more consistently out of the post and from the perimeter.
-Upside is a bit limited by his average quickness, especially with the way the NBA is trending.
Dos Anjos was rock solid all week in Portland, playing the game the right way, showing flashes of touch and making an impact on the glass by way of his size and length. Dos Anjos has come a long way over the years and is highly regarded in Spain as a very high character individual who really works at maximizing his potential. The 7' 3 Brazilian-born big man doesn't exactly fit the mold of a modern NBA center, as he's not going to be a switch candidate, stretch the floor, or play above the rim, but he's certainly draftable given his massive tools, approach to the game, touch, IQ and stashability with Real Madrid.