Stat Projections by Layne Vashro – Salt City Hoops Podcast

September 19th, 2014 | by Andy Larsen
Jazz draft picks Dante Exum and Rodney Hood don't grade out very well by Layne Vashro's projections. (Photo by Melissa Majchrzak/NBAE via Getty Images)

Jazz draft picks Dante Exum and Rodney Hood don’t grade out very well by Layne Vashro’s projections. (Photo by Melissa Majchrzak/NBAE via Getty Images)

On this week’s episode of the Salt City Hoops Podcast, our guest is Layne Vashro. Layne specializes in projecting the performance of national and international prospects, and his models actually outperform the draft order of the real NBA general managers! We talk about the process of projecting international prospects, why Dante Exum and Rodney Hood don’t fare very well in his models, and how young Dragon Bender could the next big thing in the NBA. All that, plus a Crazy Trade Idea of the Week, on this week’s podcast!

Andy Larsen

Andy Larsen

Andy Larsen is the Managing Editor of Salt City Hoops, the ESPN TrueHoop affiliate for the Utah Jazz. He also hosts a radio show and podcast every week on ESPN700 AM in Salt Lake City.
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One Comment

  1. says:

    International basketball is about experience and results right now, and that’s the reason you can’t really find any of the big contributors in the young players.

    That’s the reason Giannis Antetokounmpo played just a bit more than Exum, that’s the reason Mario Hezonja(who’s 5-6 months older than Exum and is going to to be a lottery pick next year) played whole 13 minutes in the whole tournament. Ricky Rubio is really an outlier in this category and don’t forget that at the time he played in the Olympics he had already been playing for 2 seasons in the men’s game. Exum hasn’t stepped on the floor with other men until this summer. The last time he played before the Summer league was him playing against high school Australian kids.

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