The Brooklyn Nets Could Add Length And Touch With Anzejs Pasecniks

In their NBA Draft mega-preview, the Ringer brought up some issues with Pasecniks’ defensive game. While he does possess solid length and mobility, he isn’t a great leaper or an explosive athlete. His game is more finesse than power – that’s fine on the offensive end but trouble on defense. Pasecniks also may be lacking in awareness on the defensive end. The intricacies of switching, recovering and reading ball screens may be one issue he would need to work on to truly be effective on the defensive end. That could be one reason for Pasecniks to arrive in the NBA sooner rather than later. Euroleague defenses are generally more conservative, with two-big man sets and teams often playing zone defense.