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Jakob Poeltl - C, 7'0, 248
Toronto Raptors - Drafted 9th overall in 2016
       Date of birth: 10/15/1995
       Country: Austria
     Drafted (NBA): 9th pick, 2016
     Out of: Utah
  NBA Experience: 1 years
  Hand: Right

2016 NBA Draft NBA Drafted 9th overall by Toronto.
8th July, 2016 NBA Signed four year, $12,231,806 rookie scale contract with Toronto. Included team options for 2018/19 and 2019/20.
26th November, 2016 D-League Assigned by Toronto to Raptors 905 of the D-League.
28th November, 2016 D-League Recalled by Toronto from Raptors 905 of the D-League.
When: Where:
2013 - 2014 Arkadia Traiskirchen Lions (Austria)
2014 - 2016 Utah (NCAA)
June 2016 - present Toronto Raptors (NBA)
From blog:

   2017 NBA Manifesto

Jakob Poeltl
C, 7’0, 248lbs, 21 years old, 1 year of experience

His rookie season was pretty much the rookie season that was expected of him; decent rebounding, bad foul shooting, decent effort, lots of fouls. A pure post player offensively, Poeltl already looks wise defensively, who rotates well and steps up well for a big rookie. Poeltl needs to develop his skill level offensively beyond just being an offensive rebounder and That One Time He Dunked On The Break, beginning but not limited to developing a free throw stroke. But time is on his side, and so is that defensive IQ.

Player Plan: Three years of rookie scale salary left. Keep, especially for when Valanciunas departs.

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   NBA Fantasy Preview - 1st November 2017

The Raptors have played these three [Poeltl, Lucas Nogueira, Pascal Siakam] big minutes in recent games due to injuries to both Serge Ibaka and Jonas Valanciunas. All three have been productive; Nogueira, the least used of the three prior, just posted the best game of all last time out, with 17 points, 9 rebounds, 5 blocks, 2 assists and 2 steals. Both Valanciunas and Ibaka are expected to return tonight, however. It is thus very uncertain how the rotation will play out. Any of the three could be tremendous value if picked tonight, but it could also be the night the gravy train drips to a stop, at least temporarily.

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   NBA Fantasy Preview - 30th October 2017

Also picking up for Valanciunas alongside Siakam, Poeltl has averaged 9.0 points, 8.6 rebounds and 1.8 blocks in only 21.0 minutes per game, an excellent per-48 minute return that will continue with or without Valanciunas ahead of him. It will Siakam’s minutes that suffer, not Poeltl’s, and the price is still tiny.

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   NBA Fantasy Preview - 27th October 2017

We have recommended Poeltl before, and he has come through, recording two double-doubles in his last two games despite being the cheapest player available in the game. But those two games came in the absence of regular starter, Jonas Valanciunas, and it’s still unclear if Val will play tonight. If he does not, Poeltl’s value here is ridiculous, but it’s a risk.

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   NBA Fantasy Preview - 25th October 2017

We picked Poeltl as a sleeper pick a couple of days ago, due to his hot start to the season and the absence of Jonas Valanciunas. He came through with 10 points, 12 rebounds, 3 blocks, a steal and 35.4 fantasy points in only 25 minutes. Valanciunas is said to be missing tonight’s game as well, and, available at only the cheapest fantasy price payable, Poeltl is thus a must-pick.

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   NBA Fantasy Preview - 23rd October 2017

Not only is Poeltl as cheap as players come, he also might be about to be a starter. Usual Raptors starting centre Jonas Valanciunas is a game time decision due to injury, and as his primary backup, Poeltl will get the spot should Valanciunas not be able to go.Even if he is, Poeltl is becoming a highly productive and reliable backup in his own right. Still somewhat offensively limited, Poeltl is nevertheless averaging 8.0 points, 5.0 rebounds, 1.5 blocks and 1.0 steals in the two games thus far, even when contending for minutes with Val. Without him, these could rise significantly . To try to land a contributor for the smallest possible price is risky, but to do so and have it pay off is fantastically rewarding.

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