H: 6' 9"|
W: 205 lbs
(29 Years Old)
Current: PF |
Hometown: Podgorica, Montenegro
Maras is another player who is on the outside looking in when discussing the draft. The Montenegrin has received substantial playing time with Buducnost in the Adriatic league this past season, but his averages of 6.4 points and 3.1 rebounds can be considered pretty mediocre when playing almost 22 minutes per contest. While he is considered a good prospect for European competition thanks to his intriguing skill-set, Maras has very little if any NBA potential as a 6-9 Power Forward with underwhelming athletic ability.
Maras doesn’t great size or the wingspan to make up for it, and he is not explosive neither vertically or horizontally, looking to be on the slow side as far as his feet are concerned too. He skill-set is quite promising, showing the ability to score in the post as well as on the perimeter, while he also seems to be a pretty intelligent guy. Maras has a good looking jump-shot, but his accuracy this season has been disappointing, converting on only 19.6% of his 3-point attempts and 35.6% from the field overall. He struggles to put the ball on the floor because of his slow first step, but he has good footwork in the paint, where he exhibits solid moves around the basket.
Defensively, Maras does a poor job on the glass and in the shot-blocking department, but he does a rather solid job staying with his man on both the perimeter and in the post. His upside doesn’t seem all that great to make up for his shortcomings either unfortunately. While it’s not far-fetched to project him having a good career in Europe, Maras just doesn’t have the physical gifts to survive on an NBA court.