With the 39th pick in the 2015 NBA Draft, the Charlotte Hornets have taken Juan Vaulet out of Argentina. Usually this is where a player's stats would go, but the stats page for Vaulet is completely empty. So that's a thing.
That said, there is information out there on Vaulet's skill set. He's 6-foot-6 with long arms, big hands, and some solid athleticism. His jumpshot isn't even close to good, but he's shown that he knows how to use his physical tools to get to the rim, and pull down rebounds. He has a great first step, and is willing to take contact around the basket.
Vaulet's greatest skill is his ability on defense. A fantastic perimeter defender, he locks guys up and can make them very uncomfortable. Unfortunately he gets caught on screens, and that's a problem in a heavy pick and roll league like the NBA. However, once he bulks up that shouldn't be as much of a problem anymore.
Vaulet's biggest red flag is a broken jumpshot that's incredibly inconsistent. On top of this, a fractured left foot leaves many questioning how this will effect him over the long term.
As a second round pick, Vaulet makese sense. He needs a lot of development, and could possibly be stashed internationally while he develops. That said, he won't be staying around with the Hornets.
According to Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Obsever, the Hornets drafted Vaulet to trade him to the Brooklyn Nets.
I have confirmation now that Juan Vaulet, the @hornets second-round pick, is being traded. (no details yet).— Rick Bonnell (@rick_bonnell) June 26, 2015
Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports confirmed this with details of the trade.
Brooklyn has acquired Charlotte's 39th pick, Juan Vaulet, for two future second-round picks, league source tells Yahoo.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) June 26, 2015
The Hornets decided to punt this year's second round, and considering they got two future second round picks, that's not the worst plan in the world. They don't seem to be intending on spending a lot of time on development right now outside of the youth they already have.