Dzanan Musa (Small Forward)
Dzanan Musa was drafted in June by the Brooklyn Nets 29th overall near the end of the first round. It was a surprise for many Nets fans when he was selected, but he has the potential to be an elite scorer.
Musa arguably has the most hype for the upcoming 2018-19 season with many questions hanging over his head.
Musa is known to be an elite scorer who can really light up a scoreboard. Nicknamed the “Bosnian Scoring Machine,” Musa has played professional basketball in Croatia since 2015 for Cedevita.
On the offensive end, Musa can really thrive in all areas of the floor. Musa is a dangerous driver who can finish with both hands. Now, one of the most asked questions is whether or not he can bring this high level driving to the NBA.
Musa is not use to playing against this kind of talent and players much bigger in physical size than he is. Due to his thin frame and and lack of strength, Musa’s driving game may not be as elite as it was over in Croatia.
Despite his driving, Musa is a good shooter. He can shoot the ball from behind the arc with confidence and consistency. The Bosnian Scoring Machine can shoot the 3 ball off a catch and shoot or off the dribble.
Musa can also shoot the mid-range jumper with consistency. Like his 3-point shooting, Musa can shoot off the dribble or nail a corner jumper.
His driving and his strong shooting from all areas of the floor brings great depth at the wing position for Brooklyn. Musa has some strong expectations to fill, but is very excited for his new NBA chapter.
Like Rodions Kurucs, Musa did not see court action in Summer League, but watched from the bench. Musa will be a Brooklyn Net next season after Sean Marks completed Musa’s buyout from his former club Cedevita.
Musa recently signed a four-year rookie scale deal with Brooklyn and the Nets will patiently develop the young wing.