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Potential late first-round pick Aleksej Pokusevski enters NBA draft

Olympiacos Piraeus v FC Bayern Munich - Turkish Airlines EuroLeague

ATHENS, GREECE - MARCH 19: Aleksej Pokusevski, #20 of Olympiacos Piraeus competes with Derrick Williams, #23 of FC Bayern Munich during the 2018/2019 Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Regular Season Round 27 game between Olympiacos Piraeus and FC Bayern Munich at Peace and Friendship Stadium on March 19, 2019 in Athens, Greece. (Photo by Panagiotis Moschandreou/Euroleague Basketball via Getty Images)

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Aleksej Pokusevski would be a pick about potential. The Serbian native played last season for Olympiacos’ B team in the Greek second division (although he did get a call up to the main, powerhouse squad, he just rarely played).

Pokusevski wants to continue his development in the NBA — he has declared for the NBA draft.

Pokusevski is 6'11", can handle the ball and play like a point forward, has shooting range, and has yet to turn 19. There is a lot of potential here, but he’s also a project a long way from competing at an NBA level.

This could well be a draft-and-stash player, with Olympiacos playing and developing him for a few years until he is ready to come across the see. That’s far more likely than him signing a rookie contract and starting the clock for whichever team drafts him.