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2006 NBA Draft Draft Tracker Draft Tracker - Round 1 Draft Tracker - Round 2 Players Positions Schools Conferences NBA Teams

 Kosta Perovic  
 Position: Center
 Country: Serbia
 Pro Club: Partizan Belgrade
 Height, Weight: 7'2, 242
   Selected by: Golden St. Warriors
 Round 2, pick 8 (38 overall)
ANALYSIS: Perovic is another player who would have benefited greatly in coming out two or three years ago when his draft stock was at its highest. Considered a potential lottery pick in 2004, Perovic has struggled to find his niche in the Euroleague. Although he has struggled at times, there is always interest in 7-foot-2 players that are only 21 years of age. Perovic has increased his scoring each of his four seasons with Partizan Belgrade, culminating in an 11.7-point per game average this year. He has been proficient with his back to the basket, working inside and posting 11 games with 15 or more points scored. However, Perovic doesn't possess much range outside of the paint. And while he has a height advantage over most of his opponents, he lacks the strength to plow to the bucket for easy points. Perovic needs to work on his footwork and positioning for rebounds on both ends of the court. A player his size should not be averaging fewer than four rebounds per game as Perovic is. While Perovic once projected as a lottery pick, perhaps even in the top-10, he now is looking at the mid to late second round. He will likely be left in Europe to continue to work on his game.