Nik Stauskas

Nik Stauskas (PHI) – “Sauce Castillo” nike

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PHI Shooting Guard: 6’6, 205 lbs; 4th year, Michigan 

NBA Role: outside scorer • UnderDOG

Michigan’s Nik Stauskas is slowly proving (to others) he can play in the league; a former 2014 lottery pick, Stauskas is a shooter who is beginning to make shots, has earned some no-doubter minutes in Philly; a true rhythm guy, Stauskas can get buckets when he’s in a groove and knows consistent PT is coming his way; shouldn’t be pigeonholed as a specialist – 1. he’s not there yet in general, 2. Nik can put the ball on the floor and score moderately well – nifty finisher, loves reverse lay-ins, sneaking by for cuts; has a long way to go to consistently defend wings; OK playmaker* – needs to work on making the extra pass; in Philly’s long-term plans?

*Nik needs to learn how to loft up that Marco Belinelli (CHA)/Kyle Korver (CLE) elbow 24 pass to athletes like Richaun Holmes

Signature Shot: 3-pointer

(*factory setting*) NBA 2K17 Rating: 69


Couple DOG Facts:

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  • Career: 7.5 points/game, 2.2 rebounds/game, 38% FG
  • Big 10 Player of the Year (2014)