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NBA Draft 2014: Viktor Gaddefors

June 26th, 2014 · 1 Comment

In our last NBA Draft 2014 profile, we take a look at the Swedish swingman Viktor Gaddefors. Does he  have a chance to follow his country mates Jonas Jerebko and Jeff Taylor.


  • Name: Viktor Gaddefors (SWE)
  • Date of birth: 8th October 1992
  • Current Team: Granarolo Bologna (ITA)
  • Stats: 6.8ppg (64.0% 2FGs – 32.8% 3FGs), 3.3rpg, 1.4apg (Legabasket)

Body Measurements (from Adidas Eurocamp)

  • Height with shoes: 2m03 – 6 feet 8 inch
  • Wingspan: 2m03 – 6 feet 7.75 inch
  • Reach: 2m36 – 8 feet 2.5 inch
  • Weight: 99kg – 218 lbs

Athletic testing results (from Adidas Eurocamp)

  • 3/4 Court Sprint: 3.380 seconds
  • Lane Agility: 10.781 seconds
  • Reaction shuttle: 2.722 seconds
  • No step vertical: 75cm – 29.5 inch
  • Approach vertical: 90cm – 35.5 inch

The Swedish forward has made a steady progress over the last years and has developed into a good player in the Italian League. With an interesting physical profile, that has still some room to develop further, Gaddefors can become a player with rotation ability in the NBA. To reach this goal, the Swede needs to become more regular from behind the three-point line, especially from NBA distance. His shooting form looks good but the execution could be a bit faster. Gaddefors likes on the other hand go to the rim and he has the necessary jumping ability to score against bigger guys, also on the dunk. His excellent field goal percentage from 2pt territory can be explained by the fact that he rarely goes for the mid-range jump shot and that he is very effective in transition.

NBA Draft 2014 Outlook

Workouts: Phoenix Suns, Memphis Grizzlies

The chances to get drafted are really slim for Viktor Gaddefors. His athletic potential is good for the European level but he might lack the necessary explosiveness for the NBA. Additionally, he needs to become more consistent from the NBA 3pt line in order to have a chance to play on that level.

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