The MVP of the tournament and slam-dunk contest champion, this was needless to say a very good week for Nikola Siladi, a Serbian of Hungarian descent.
Fairly athletic with his nice explosiveness, but lacking a degree of agility and reactivity that will hopefully come down the line, Siladi is a good looking prospect with his long arms and nice frame.
He can operate both facing and with his back to the basket, showing inconsistent 3-point range and ball-handling skills that can get him to the rim in a straight line, but needs to continue to work on this part of his game to emerge as a real shot-creating threat. His shooting mechanics are sound and he knocks down his free throws at a good rate, a place he spends a good amount of time.
Nothing about Siladi's game is particularly consistent, but he finds a way to be productive by running the floor in transition, making spot-up jumpers, crashing the offense glass and finishing well around the basket. His feel for the game is average, as he'll make some poor decisions from time to time, but his energy level is high for the most part, so he finds a way to get the job done at this level. He's an excellent rebounder and will come up with a nice block on occasion.
Siladi is clearly a guy to keep an eye on for the future, although he has much to prove at this point before we can start discussing him as a legit NBA prospect.