H: 6' 10"|
W: 275 lbs
(29 Years Old)
Current: PF/C |
Hometown: Balikesir, Turkey
Oguz Savas finds himself on the other side of the spectrum, lacking ideal finishing ability, but scoring.93 PPP (3rd) in 6.4 post possessions per game. While Savas also scored 1.54 PPP off of 2.4 basket cuts per game, got fouled on 19% of his shots, and scored on 56.9% of his possessions (awesome for the Euroleague), he's carrying around a lot of extra weight and lacks the physical profile of an NBA player. His bulk limits his ability to defend a position or pursue rebounds (he's simply awful in this category), which all but eliminate his chances of being drafted.[Read Full Article]
Closing this ranking we find the Turkish center Oguz Savas. Rather unathletic and visibly heavy-footed, neither greatly talented, Savas makes a living thanks to his understanding of the game and good use of his big body.
The savvy center builds his offensive production though nice continuations after setting picks, and his low post game. A good off-the-ball player, Savas shows a nice sense of spacing, knowing when and where to move to fill open areas on the court. Despite his limited athleticism and voluminous appearance, he shows decent mobility, and can emerge effective cutting and receiving the ball for the layup. From the low post, he shows decent footwork, nice use of his strong body, and some ability to finish with jump-hooks, especially with his right hand. Savas can also shoot the ball with range out to the three-point line, although it’s not his most prolific weapon, and he ends coming up with mixed results. A nice passer from the high post, he’s a valid decision maker that can help the offensive flow.
All in all, it’s pretty obvious that we’re not talking about a very intriguing player. Savas has certainly limitations in terms of potential, and the NBA seems out of reach, but he enjoys the makings of a solid player in Europe.
Another very solid display by this center, who actually played some power forward next to Erden (the Turkish frontcourt was huge, with Ilyasova as small forward). He’s a guy with Euroleague experience, really smart and nicely skilled. He evolved in the high post, doing some distribution duties, shooting the ball with solid accuracy, but also in the low post, using his body and a few nice moves to produce there. Anyway, his potential is certainly limited by his poor athleticism.[Read Full Article]