April 2, 2011
Robert Dozier (60th pick, 2009)
- Dozier was chosen for his athleticism. He never developed a great skill level at Memphis; save for a jumper, most of what he did was done with the physical tools. Of course, this is a big virtue to have, and certainly to his credit. But two years of playing in Greece hasn't done much for Dozier's on-court discipline. It's admittedly probably rather difficult to fully adhere to the message of a coaching staff of a team that isn't paying you, but Dozier has at times regressed to his freelancing ways, on his way to 9.3 points and 5.5 rebounds per game for PAOK Thessaloniki. Back to back 20+ point performances in his last two games - his only ones of the season - hint at the talent level. But a big man with physical tools of Dozier's calibre, in a league filled with no one comparable, should surely have done that more than twice.
Chances of making the NBA expressed as an arbitrary percentage: 1%.
January 29, 2010
- Robert Dozier
Heat draft pick Robert Dozier is American, but he's not in Israel. Instead, he's signed in Greece, which means he has to spell his name weirdly due to the Greek alphabet that I don't understand. (This is primarily because I have made no attempt to.) Known in Greece by what reads on the back of his jersey as being a bit like "Robert Ntoziep", Dozier is playing for Kolossos Rhodes, and averaging 9.4 points and 6.2 rebounds per game. That's "R" as in "Robert Ntoziep," "O" as in "Oh my God, it's Robert Ntoziep"........et cetera.