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Nik Stauskas - SG, 6'6, 205
Philadelphia 76ers - Acquired via trade in July 2015
       Date of birth: 10/07/1993
       Country: Canada
     Drafted (NBA): 8th pick, 2014
     Out of: Michigan
  NBA Experience: 3 years
  Hand: Right

2014 NBA Draft NBA Drafted 8th overall by Sacramento.
8th July, 2014 NBA Signed four year, $12,415,467 rookie scale contract with Sacramento. Included team options for 2016/17 and 2017/18.
9th July, 2015 NBA Traded by Sacramento, along with Jason Thompson, Carl Landry, the right to swap 2016 first round picks (not exercised), the right to swap 2017 first round picks (exercised; Philadelphia moved from #5 and De'Aaron Fox to #3 and Jayson Tatum) and a future protected first round pick to Philadelphia in exchange for the draft rights to Arturas Gudaitis (#47, 2015) and the draft rights to Luka Mitrovic (#60, 2015).
28th October, 2015 NBA Philadelphia exercised 2016/17 team option.
26th October, 2016 NBA Philadelphia exercised 2017/18 team option.
When: Where:
2012 - 2014 Michigan (NCAA)
June 2014 - July 2015 Sacramento Kings (NBA)
July 2015 - present Philadelphia 76ers (NBA)
From blog:

   Wildly Unnecessarily Lengthy 2014 NBA Draft Board, Part 2: NCAA Shooting Guards

Sunken dugouts might be a pretty good remedy to players leaving the bench during altercations, actually.

Nik Stauskas, Michigan, Sophomore, 6'6 205lbs

2013/14 stats: 35.6 mpg, 17.5 ppg, 2.9 rpg, 3.3 apg, 0.6 spg, 0.3 bpg, 1.3 fpg, 1.9 TOpg, 47.0% FG, 44.2% 3PT, 82.4% FT

Stauskas will be a first round pick. The only question is how high.

Probably the best shooter on this long list of good shooters, Stauskas combines an extremely good mid- and long-range jump shot with great shot selection and a tremendous shot off of screens. Many players can catch and shoot well, but few shoot as well all around as Stauskas does, an excellent shooter off the dribble and off of curls, as well as being someone who must be contested when spotting up in both transition and the half court. To boot, there is also a step-back jumper, and a strong understanding of what the defense is giving and when. It is these skills that separate him as a shooter from someone such as the otherwise comparable Jon Diebler.

Outside of the shot, Stauskas has developed considerably as an overall playmaker. Utilising hesitations, changes of pace, dipsy-dos and the like, Stauskas can take advantage of the defensive shifts created by his lovely shot off the dribble by getting to the rim, giving himself multiple options in all pick-and-roll action, including hitting the roll man. Stauskas separates himself from other shooters by being a scorer rather than a shooter, very smart, efficient and smooth, building on what his jump shot opens up. He is fluid, he has body control, and he knows where to get to. He doesn't isolate well and nor will he likely ever, but nor should he.

Unfortunately, the defensive concerns are loud and valid. Without being an athlete, without being strong, without having a particularly good wingspan, there are not really any defensive matchups favourable for Stauskas. Quicker guys can get by him, longer guys aren't troubled by him, and stronger guys can push through him. Even opponents with roughly the same physical profile on him are not too bothered by his defensive presence, as Stauskas does not work to overcome these deficiencies with a high motor or great defensive reads.

Stauskas is extremely effective above the break and loves a high ball screen. Adding a corner three to that shouldn't be too hard, and he should be an excellent floor spacer in the NBA from the minute he enters it. But he'll also be a defensive liability from that moment on, too. So he's going to have to be good enough of an offensive player to produce more points than he's giving away. This is possible.

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   2017 NBA Manifesto

Nik Stauskas
SG, 6’6, 205lbs, 23 years old, 3 years of experience

The year on year improvements are very marginal. Stauskas is shooting the three-pointer well, and the catch-and-shoot look especially, but the pull-up three shooting is far worse, and there is little else to the game. Not handling it much, nor handling it reliably, nor defending his position well, nor driving close-outs efficiently. The catch-and-shoot three will keep him around, especially on a team committed to the three-point line without having many shooters. But Stauskas still has not really blossomed, and given a couple more years of this, maybe he never will.

Player Plan: One year of rookie scale salary remaining. Extension eligible, but hasn’t earned it. Stauskas plays the one position on the roster without a cemented long-term piece, and should get the opportunities to make it his. But he hasn’t done so yet, and Luwawu-Cabarrot is right there.

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