PLAYER/#15: Erazem Lorbek
Sept 8, 2011
Slovenia National Team
: Feb 2 1984 HEIGHT:
There is not a lot of power in this forward. There are skills. He is not weak
but can be taken advantage of down low (with power moves). He is long armed.
Getting good position and holding it are his strengths as a rebounder, gets his
hands on a lot of balls inside as a result.
Shooting, interior offensive footwork, touch around basket are all there. Knows
how to use backboard and has a high shot release. Very effective in a catch and
shoot situation up to Euro three point range. Having a good tournament and
putting up leadership numbers. Has inside jump hook and up and under but
strength is jump shot (more of a set shot).
Defense / Rebounding:
Adequate. Position and anticipation are his strengths. Body strength and density
are not. Plays a little too straight up and is prone to going for fakes,
consistent with a high center of gravity. Not an explosive jumper by any stretch
but is active and smart... Keeps it alive, gets a hand, arm inside to create
offensive rebounds for others.
Offense: Seems to me that, more and more, good “team” players are valued
less and less... when compared to the individual achiever with more,” one on
one” capabilities. Erazem is another team player and part of a conceived
practiced system. He is comfortable putting it on the floor as he is well
coordinated but lacks that quickness to “create” many direct scoring
opportunities. He can handle it enough to get inside and split defenses as a
good passer and sees angles inside just don’t expect Dr. J.
Outlet passing is good. Not a leader
per se but has a very professional attitude. Has been with FC Barcelona here in
Spain for the past three seasons and has been a consistent contributor in their
recent titles. Runs the floor but is not a sprinter. Not a great finisher in up
tempo game but (usually) if he hits his first shot then opponent is in for a
12.ppg 5.6 rpg and 2 apg in Euro
Rotation Player ----------- NBA rights held by IND