Blazers Draft Daní Díez at No. 54

Díez shot 41.4 percent on threes and averaged 6.8 rebounds per game this season

Photo courtesy of ACB.com

The Portland Trail Blazers selected Daní Díez with the 54th overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft.

Díez, who turned 22 in April, is a 6’8″ small forward. He shot 41.4 percent from three this season and finished fourth in the ACB in rebounding (6.8 per game).

Díez will be a draft-and-stash player, and it’s possible he never makes the jump to the NBA.

Díez doesn’t have NBA athleticism or physical measurements (6’5″ wingspan), but he is a smart and active player. He played for Gipuzkoa this season, on loan from Real Madrid. It’s unclear which ACB team he will play for in 2015-16.

For more on what Díez faces in his potential ACB-to-NBA transition, check out this article, featuring interviews with Kristaps Porzingis, Ricky Rubio and more.

Austin Green runs LosCrossovers.com from Madrid, Spain with the occasional help of his friends and colleagues.

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