Charlotte Hornets: Five Potential Second Round Selections

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Danilo Fuzaro is a 6’4″ 185lb speedster who has elite athleticism. He is not a traditional distributor type of point guard, but he does make plays for his teammates. His skill set is advanced for an international player, and combined with his athletic gifts, Fuzaro looks like he has a future in the NBA.

NBADraft.Net breaks down his strengths:

"A combo guard with versatility to play multiple positions … Very explosive athlete … A beast physically, one of the most athletic guards to ever came from Brazil … An intriguing prospect considering he can play PG using his ball handling skills and solid vision of the floor … Danilo has a decent outside shot and is a good passer who can find the open man … Solid in pick and roll … Ambidextrous, excellent use of both hands, which gives his point guard chances greater intrigue … Very productive playing for a high level team in solid Brazilian league … Very good one on one player … Has an ultra explosive first step … A leaper who can finish plays with dunks … Possesses great body control, an NBA type body, with great strength for a guy his age …"

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He is also an active defender who is very good on the ball and defending in isolation plays. He has quick feet and is an excellent shot blocker and rebounder for his size.

There has even been talk that Fuzaro might rise into the first round given his potential. The only real downside to Fuzaro’s game is the fact that he is not a true point man and is somewhat undersized to play at shooting guard.

However, his floor would seem to be a solid bench contributor in the mold of Leandro Barbosa. Given that Barbosa has had a 12 year NBA career and has won the NBA’s sixth man of the year award in 2006-07, and he is currently a key bench contributor on an NBA Finals team, that would a nice addition to the Hornets.

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