As the 2016 NBA draft rapidly approaches the term draft-and-stash will be mentioned quite often in regard to international players and late second-rounders. While some of these athletes will eventually sign with an NBA team, it seems like the majority of them stay overseas and never make it to the league. Those players in the latter category aren’t without value as they become trade assets for the teams holding their rights.
While many players fail to work out the way teams expect them to, they can at least become tradeable assets for teams that don’t want to part with a future second-round pick in a deal. Each team must give up something in a trade, which is why many swaps include top-55 protected second-round picks. Older draft rights held players who clearly will never come over to the NBA are essentially the same as flipping those heavily protected second-rounders, for all intents and purposes.
Listed below are the current unsigned draftees for the teams of the Southeast Division:
- Dimitrios Agravanis — Selected No. 59 overall in 2015.
- Augusto Binelli — Selected No. 40 overall in 1986.
- Alain Digbeu — Selected No. 49 overall in 1997.
- Marcus Eriksson — Selected No. 50 overall in 2015.
- Sergey Gladyr — Selected No. 49 overall in 2009.
- Roberto Duenas — Selected No. 58 overall in 1997.
- George Banks — Selected No. 46 overall in 1995.
- Fran Vazquez — Selected No. 11 overall in 2005.
- Tyler Harvey — Selected No. 51 overall in 2015.
- Janis Timma — Selected No. 60 overall in 2013.
- Ramon Van De Hare — Selected No. 52 overall in 2003.
- Rashard Griffith — Selected No. 38 overall in 1995.