G League Rumors

At 6-9, 220, Kurucs could be a small forward or small-ball stretch 4. He’s a mix of size, shooting and vision, but will need seasoning, especially after spending last season mostly on second-division Barcelona II. “He is what he is: A big wing who can shoot it, probably not as athletic as Musa, but I like his toughness,” said one scout. “He’s probably going to be in the G-League. I don’t see him being a factor early on,” Fraschilla said. “He’s got some talent. There’s long-range potential. But you don’t know how much of it has been muted by missing all that time. You’re betting on an imperfect [situation].“In his age group, he’s always been very good, a dominant player. That’s what the Nets are banking on. … It’s like having been injured. I know he was frustrated. I watched him work out. He has the look of an NBA player. This is hit-or-miss. But his track record among young players has been good.”
Kurucs played just nine games in the ACB and EuroLeague combined, logging 16 in LEB Gold (the second division). If he spends time developing in the G-League, that’s not a bad thing. “Absolutely not. If you take into account what the G-League is for, hopefully we use that to the best of our ability,” said Marks, noncommittal on their positions. “This goes back to the NBA where it’s a league of versatility now. I’d hate to pigeonhole any of these guys. … It’s far too early for me or anybody else to decide this is the role or this is the position.”