Dimitrios Agravanis out of Greece, was the second to last pick in the 2015 draft. The Atlanta Hawks took the 6’10” power forward who currently plays for Olympiacos of Greece. Agravanis is largely unknown due to never playing more than 15 minutes per game in his young professional career. He is only 20 years old and is likely a draft and stash player. Despite the limited minutes, it is his size and skillset that are intriguing to the Hawks. He is a legitimate 6’10” and is a true power forward.
For a big man, he can run the floor very well and frequently leaks out for easy baskets in transition. He also has the ability to develop into a pick and pop big man. In Greece he has already shown the ability to convert outside shots. Atlanta likes big men who can shoot from the outside and he fits that mold. Agravanis can also put the ball on the floor and drive to the hoop from the perimeter, making him a very skilled big man. He could be a potential replace for Paul Millsap down the road, but he has the look of more of an NBA role player than a starter. For the Hawks, it would be nice if he earned more playing time in Greece so they could get a full evaluation of him.
Graphic via olympiacosbc
There is a lot to like about him as a player but it is hard to put too much faith into a player that plays so sparingly. It could be years before the Hawks decided to bring the big man over and they are not likely to do so until they see more of him. Last year he averaged a little over 6 points per game. He has three years left in his deal with Olympiacos and it could be until then when the Hawks decide if he is ready for the NBA or not. His Greek team clearly had a lot of faith in him when they signed him to a five year deal two years ago. You cannot teach size and that is something he has. A big man that can shoot is always an intriguing prospect in the NBA. He will need to continue to develop his shot, his body, and could improve on the boards in the next few years. He looks to have the skills to belong in the NBA and is a good enough athlete to play with guys his size.
The future looks bright for the young man but he could be someone we forget about for a few years until he jumps back onto the scene. Only time will tell if his future will be in Atlanta.
Graphic via euroleague