Juhann Begarin Rumors
Here’s a quick look at 18-year-old French wing Juhann Begarin, whom the Celtics selected with the 45th pick in the NBA Draft. Strengths: Ridiculous frame. Has a 7-foot wingspan and a near 8-foot-9 standing reach as a wing. Powerful for a teenage guard at 215 pounds. Begarin is a player who gets downhill and gets to the rim, and he’s absolutely terrific in transition. That’s his best place. He’s excellent at hitting the gaps in those scenarios and finding the little open driving lanes to the rim. Has great footwork with a nice variety of Euro steps to take advantage of his power while still showcasing body control and speed. Almost like an enormous running back who wants to run players over in the secondary, except Begarin wants to posterize everyone.
Jay King: Brad Stevens said Yam Madar, Payton Pritchard, Romeo Langford, Aaron Nesmith and Moses Brown will all be on the summer league roster. He’s not sure yet whether Begarin will be as well.