NBA Draft

Scouting Report

Marcos Louzada Silva -- who goes by Didi -- is a 6-foot-5 wing from Brazil who will turn 20 in July. He played at least parts of the past three seasons for Franca, a team that competes in Brazil's highest league, the Novo Basquete Brasil, and finished first in the regular-season standings.
In NBB play through July 1 (with Franca still competing in the best-of-five finals), Didi was averaging 9.6 points, 2.9 rebounds and 1.0 assists while playing 19.1 minutes per game in 32 outings.
Silva declared early for the NBA Draft after competing at the Nike Hoop Summit in Portland in April, when he played on the World team against American prospects on Team USA. He impressed in front of 100-plus scouts during the week-long practices and scrimmages before scoring five points, with six assists, in 24 minutes in the game, won by the U.S. team.
His shooting ability is going to attract attention. Across three professional leagues in 2018-19, he was shooting 42.7 percent from 3-point range (73 of 171), showing an adept long-range stroke from the corners.
He's best, for the moment, as a spot-up shooter who lets the offense come to him, rather than creating off the dribble or in pick-and-roll situations, although his highlights from the NBB do show a nifty jab step that helped him create separation and get to the rim for athletic finishes. Moreover, he flashed good post moves, although those aren't likely to come into play much in the NBA as a 6-5 guard.
Other than his shooting, Didi's all-around game isn't ready for the NBA right now, but he is a good candidate as a draft-and-stash developmental player.
Projection: Second round/undrafted
--Field Level Media

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