Devean George

Drafted #23 in the 1999 NBA Draft by the Lakers
Height: 6'8" (203 cm)
Weight: 220 lbs (100 kg)
Position: SF
High School: Benilde-St. Margaret's School (Minnesota)
Hometown: Minneapolis, MN
College: Augsburg
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Overview: A veteran wing who has Championship experience. Has above average physical attributes across the board. Pretty tall for a small forward. Has the distinction of being one of the only Division III players to make into the League in recent memory. Won three titles with Lakers as a complimentary forward in 2000, 2001, and 2002. Has seen his effectiveness drop dramatically over the past few years. In the league solely for his defense and experience at this point. Can take himself out of games offensively with early misses. Not efficient offensively. Gained some notoriety around the trade deadline by using an obscure clause to nix the Jason Kidd trade, which eventually went through without him.

Offense: A streak shooter who can make an impact if he knocks down his first attempt from the perimeter. Decent perimeter shooter when he gets hot, which rarely happens anymore. FG% consistently amongst the worst in the league. Actually much more efficient from three point range than from the inside. Gets nearly half of his touches as a spot up jump shooter. Gets another two tenths from floating out beyond the arc in transition and running off screens for open jumpers. Will find some open looks around the rim by grabbing offensive rebounds and being active. Hasn’t shown almost any in between game recently. Doesn’t like to drive left. Average ball handler at best. Doesn’t get to the free throw line. Mediocre all-around offensive player, but doesn’t turn the ball over.

Defense: Can guard face-up 4’s or bigger 3’s. No longer athletic enough to keep up with some of the players he is asked to guard. Lack of elite foot speed hurts him against more athletic players. Gets beat off the dribble and doesn’t have the lateral quickness to stay in front when closing out. Strength helps him against players with similar physical gifts. Knows his rotations well. Smart defender, and shows good anticipation and timing when reaching. Will come up with a steal every now and then. Usually just commits a foul when he gets beat, which is a testament to his veteran savvy. Solid rebounder.


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