A guy who has also been on the radar for what seems like forever now, Perovic didn't seem to be that different of a player from what I saw of him last year, the year before, or even the year before. Judging by reports and from box scores towards the end of the year, he did appear to be turning the corner a bit with the way he's been playing in the 2nd half of the season. Unfortunately, most of the tapes I've acquired are from the month of February and prior, so that didn't really come out from what I saw.
He's still absolutely huge though, 7-2 to be exact, with good enough hands, long arms and a nice touch around the rim. The hook shot is still his best and most polished weapon to score in the paint, and it is pretty hard to stop because of his size. He has an excellent mid-range jumper, and seems to be a fairly skilled player for a player his size.
Athletically, he is average to below average, even for a player his size. His feet are very slow and it takes him a while to do almost anything it seems. His vertical leap looked to be almost non-existent, barely being able to get off the ground to challenge shots, which makes him a very average shot-blocker despite his height. Defensively, despite the fact that he is humongous, he is a liability almost any way you slice it, due to his poor lateral movement, strength and basketball IQ. He just doesn't seem to put any effort in at all on this side of the floor, and that's a shame because that's basically the only thing he can do in the NBA at his height. Offensively, he often lacks strength to finish at the rim, playing a bit soft and not always that focused.
There are question marks whether he will be able to adjust to the speed that the NBA game is played at, and he'll certainly have to bring it stronger every night than he did in the numerous games of his I watched with Partizan over the past two years. He's still fairly young, only a 1985 prospect, so maybe not all hope is lost at this point. He will have to hit the weight room, try to become a little bit more explosive, and learn how to use his size to his advantage better on both the offensive and especially the defensive ends.
All in all, this doesn't seem like the best time for Perovic to have his game evaluated by the NBA, as his season was fairly underwhelming and he'll have limited time for workouts to improve his stock. Regardless, he is in the draft for good, and is hoping to get drafted somewhere in the 2nd round based on his size. Stashing a player like him overseas is usually an option, but Perovics team Partizan isnt interested in paying his huge contract next year and might insist that the team that drafts him signs him and even pays them a buyout for their trouble.