Gordan Giricek

Drafted #40 in the 1999 NBA Draft by the Spurs
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
Weight: 210 lbs (95 kg)
Position: SG
Hometown: Zagreb, Croatia
Current Team: Fenerbahce
Win - Loss: 23 - 18


NBA Scouting Reports, Pacific Division (Part Four)

Matt Williams
Matt Williams
Aug 20, 2008, 09:47 pm
Overview: A veteran shooting guard who can be an asset to a team that needs bench scoring. Good size and bulk for his position. Not incredibly fast or explosive. Leaping ability is suspect. Average athlete overall. Very talented offensive player, extremely aggressive even, but is still limited in some ways. Competes defensively, but will struggle at times due to his lack of athleticism. Continued to play in Croatia, his native country, after being drafted in 1999. Didn’t come to the NBA until 2002. Has become a solid player, but was unable to garner big enough NBA offers to justify passing up huge deals in Europe. Signed with Turkish Euroleague team Fenerbahce-Ulker in August of 2008.

Offense: A very aggressive offensive player who is not afraid to hoist up shots from the perimeter any time he has space. Gets half of his offense off of jumpers off of screens and spot ups. Has a very nice stroke, along with the size and quick release needed to get his shot off effectively. Solid catch and shoot guy, and very effective coming off screens. Not a one-dimensional player. Will put the ball on the floor occasionally to score, but would rather just pull the trigger as soon as he catches. Good pull up shooter. Displays solid consistency from three point range. A threat to score at any given moment. Very aggressive, and comes off the bench ready to get going. Works off the ball intelligently, and knows how to mix up his drives with his jumpers. Not athletic enough to be an effective finisher at the rim. Won’t set up his teammates, but isn’t turnover prone either. An offensive role player due to his ability to put the ball in the basket from the outside—more of a 3 these days due to his limitations defending shooting guards.

Defense: An average defender who is competitive enough to put the effort in, but doesn’t always have the athleticism to defend more physically gifted wing players. Will make some heady plays from time to time, and tries his best to stay in front of his man, as evidenced by his high foul rate. Lacks the lateral quickness to keep ball handlers out of the lane consistently. Does a decent job rotating out on the perimeter and getting a hand up on shooters. Won’t make an effort to contribute on the glass. Better defending small forwards than shooting guards.

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