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Kasib Powell Signed by Miami
by: Mike Schmidt - D-League, NCAA Scout
March 22, 2008
D-League small forward Kasib Powell has been signed by the Miami Heat, making him third player called up to the Heat in two days. To make room for the veteran forward, they released small forward Bobby Jones. Powell will receive an immediate chance to prove himself at the NBA level with the Heat, on a roster plagued with injuries and full of former D-League players. He was ranked number one on our list of call-up candidates.

A veteran of the minor leagues, Powell ranked third among active players in the D-League in scoring at 22.3 points per game. He also gained notoriety for his role as a top lock-down defender, and also averaged 5.8 rebounds and 2.9 assists per game while shooting just under 50% from the field. At the age of 27, he has experience playing in the CBA and USBL in addition to the D-League.

Powell was always criticized in the past for his lack of three point shooting, but the forward worked himself into a groove from long range and has shot 42% from long range on the season. He has the strength and lateral quickness to become an excellent defender in the NBA. Offensively, he has a solid mid-range game, but may struggle to finish against the more athletic big men in the NBA.
The Heat now have eight players on their roster with previous D-League experience. Joel Anthony and Daequan Cook recently returned from a stint with the Iowa Energy. Shot-blocking power forward Stephane Lasme and sharp-shooter Blake Ahearn were added by Miami yesterday.

With the end of both the NBA season and the D-League season fast approaching, we have be able to observe a shift in the type of players called up to NBA teams. Early in the year, many veteran players were called up from the D-League by NBA teams looking to win now. With the playoff picture becoming clearer by the day, some NBA teams can now afford to give younger players with upside a look to see if they are worth a contract for next season.

Bobby Jones failed to stick with his fourth NBA team this season, and will likely return to the Sioux Falls Skyforce. Considering his ability on the defensive end, it wouldn’t be surprising to see the second year small forward with a fifth NBA team this season.
 


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Kasib Powell
Full Profile | Player Stats
Physicals
Height: 6' 7"
Weight: 215 lbs.
Birthday: 03/18/1981
33 Years Old
Teams:
High School: Teaneck
Previous Team: Texas Tech , PRO
Drafted: Undrafted in Draft
Positions:
Current: SF,
NBA: SF,
Possible: SF
Quick Stats:
11.7 Pts, 5.2 Rebs, 1.7 Asts


Bobby Jones
Full Profile | Player Stats
Physicals
Height: 6' 7"
Weight: 211 lbs.
Birthday: 01/09/1984
30 Years Old
Teams:
High School: Long Beach Poly
Previous Team: Roma , PRO
Drafted: Rnd 2, Pick #7 in 2006 Draft
by the Timberwolves
Positions:
Current: SF,
NBA: SF,
Possible: SF
Quick Stats:
5.0 Pts, 6.0 Rebs, 2.0 Asts


Joel Anthony
Full Profile | Player Stats
Physicals
Height: 6' 9"
Weight: 260 lbs.
Birthday: 08/09/1982
32 Years Old
Teams:
High School: Dawson
Previous Team: UNLV , PRO
Drafted: Undrafted in Draft
Positions:
Current: PF/C,
NBA: PF,
Possible: PF
Quick Stats:
1.0 Pts, 3.0 Rebs, 0.0 Asts


Daequan Cook
Full Profile | Player Stats
Physicals
Height: 6' 6"
Weight: 203 lbs.
Birthday: 04/27/1987
27 Years Old
Teams:
High School: Dunbar
Previous Team: Ohio State , PRO
Drafted: Rnd 1, Pick #21 in 2007 Draft
by the 76ers
Positions:
Current: SG,
NBA: SG,
Possible: SG
Quick Stats:
10.8 Pts, 3.8 Rebs, 1.0 Asts


Stephane Lasme
Full Profile | Player Stats
Physicals
Height: 6' 7"
Weight: 213 lbs.
Birthday: 12/17/1982
31 Years Old
Teams:
High School: Leon MBA
Previous Team: Anadolu Efes , PRO
Drafted: Rnd 2, Pick #16 in 2007 Draft
by the Warriors
Positions:
Current: PF/C,
NBA: PF,
Possible: PF
Quick Stats:
12.5 Pts, 6.0 Rebs, 1.0 Asts


Blake Ahearn
Full Profile | Player Stats
Physicals
Height: 6' 2"
Weight: 190 lbs.
Birthday: 05/27/1984
30 Years Old
Teams:
High School: De Smet Jesuit
Previous Team: Missouri State , PRO
Drafted: Undrafted in Draft
Positions:
Current: SG,
NBA: SG,
Possible: SG
Quick Stats:
12.1 Pts, 1.5 Rebs, 3.3 Asts


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