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Chucky Atkins

Not in any ranking or draft
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
Weight: 168 lbs (76 kg)
Age: 45
Position: PG
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High School: Maynard Evans High School (Florida)
Hometown: Orlando, FL
Agent: Andy Miller
College: South Florida
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NBA Scouting Reports, Northwest Division (Part One)

Matt Kamalsky
Matt Kamalsky
Aug 25, 2008, 11:38 pm
Overview: A veteran point guard that can be productive as a shooter and initiate an offense. Lacks great size and strength for the point guard spot. Physical stature has limited his durability to an extent. Shows tremendous lateral quickness and speed. Not much of a leaper. Does most of his damage as a shooter, but can also offer value as a pseudo point guard due to his especially low number of turnovers. Doesn’t offer much in the way of playmaking ability and is limited defensively. Had a very productive four year career at South Florida. Used to be looser with the ball and adapted his game to make himself a legitimate NBA player. Was quite a scorer at the college level. Has always been known for his shooting. Played overseas and in the minor leagues before getting a chance in the NBA. Can be a nice role player when healthy and surrounded by the right teammates. Has played all over the NBA map due to his ability to his fit on most rosters and his affordable contract. Has often played the role of stop-gap on teams in rebuilding cycles.

Offense: Gets roughly half of his touches as a spot up shooter with another third coming off of pick and rolls and fast breaks. Has a very consistent shooting stroke. Takes a high volume three-pointers in comparison to shots inside the arc. Won’t shoot a great percentage, but is very good at hitting his open shots from distance. Doesn’t get much elevation and likes to step into his shot, making him efficient exclusively when he is open. Won’t show much ball handling ability, and prefers to be sound rather than aggressive. Capable of hitting shots off the dribble, but that isn’t his game. Functions as a catch and shoot guy. Does a good job running the pick and roll, and shows solid decision-making. Doesn’t do a lot of playmaking, but finds the open man. Won’t turn the ball over very often. Isn’t going to go to the rim often or head to the line at a high rate. Knocks down his foul shots as a solid clip late in games. Can be a nice asset off the bench on a team that needs a ball handler in spot-situations and has other playmakers on the perimeter.

Defense: Recent hernia issues have limited his quickness, rendering his defensive ability suspect. Possesses great quickness when healthy, and does a nice job sticking to his man. Lacks the size to fight through picks, but is often quick enough to avoid them. Isn’t able to contest shots. Lack of size hurts him dearly when closing out. Can be a liability against taller point guards. Won’t take many risks or accumulate many steals. Will track down long rebounds, but offers nothing else on the glass. Used to have the quickness to compensate for his size in some ways. Becomes a major liability when hurt.

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