Stefan Jankovic has displayed his great versatility thus far in the NBA Summer League with the Miami Heat. The 6’11” 215 pound stretch four has shown he has the perfect skill set on offense for todays NBA. Jankovic has the ability to hit the 3, while still posing as a threat on the low block as well. He has great foot work, and uses his pivot like a crafty veteran. This makes up for his lack of athleticism. Jankovic is a versatile big that can pose a threat especially in small ball lineups. He would be most effective in pick and pop situations. His mid range stroke is solid as well, and he has a soft touch.
One big question mark is defense. Jankovic seemed to lack effort at times. He moves his feet very well, and is extremely mobile for his size. He has potential to get better due to his solid mobility. One area that he will be exposed for sure is low post defense. Jankovic lacks the girth and strength to be able to defend an offensive threat on the low block.
Another area Jankovic has room for improvement is as a rebounder. Last year at Hawaii he averaged only 6.6 rpg. He seems to lack the high energy and effort to get rebounds at times. His rebounding numbers were a little inflated in college because he was the tallest player on his team by 4 inches.
Jankovic has been signed by the Heat after performing well in the Orlando Summer League. He has a shot to crack their roster, but if not he would thrive in the NBA D-League.
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