With the Spurs’ training camp about a month away, it seems PATFO isn’t done adding players to the roster — specifically Argentine players. According to Marc Stein of ESPN:
The San Antonio Spurs are indeed working on trying to bring rugged Argentinean guard Nicolas Laprovittola to the NBA, league sources say— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) August 26, 2016
For those who weren’t able to watch much Olympic basketball, here’s what to expect from Nicolas Laprovittola.
He's not the most explosive player, and stays below the rim. He can hit outside shots off the dribble and will attack if he sees a path to the basket, although it's unclear how good he will be at finishing at the NBA level. While not the most creative passer, he can rack up assists, although he’s a bit turnover-prone. On defense he's fundamentally sound but lacks elite tools. It’s not clear that he’s an NBA player at this point.
Laprovittola isn’t under contract with anyone else, so he might just get a camp contract. His biggest strengths are his outside shot, and a well-rounded offensive game. Biggest weaknesses: mediocre physical tools, inconsistency.
That's pretty much it. What do you think?