|Team: Beijing BG|
H: 6' 7"|
W: 210 lbs
(30 Years Old)
|RSCI: 64||Agent: Greg Lawrence |
High School: South Kent
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
Drafted: Pick 19 in 2004 by Heat
Overview: A lanky young wing finally got the minutes necessary to develop his game. Very tall and lanky. Has added quite a bit of muscle to his frame in recent seasons, but still has room to grow. Is more rangy than quick, but shows some pretty explosive leaping abilities on the run. Capable of putting the ball on the floor to score, although he’s not a great shot-creator. Has a solid jumper, but doesn’t show a lot of range or consistency. Doesn’t always make the best decisions with the ball, nor does he have the experience or savvy to work effectively off the ball to score. Good shot blocker for his position, but is a fairly mediocre defender overall. Still pretty raw in terms of skills, but has the potential to grow as a player. Toughness, and basketball IQ are average at best. Declaring for the draft straight out of high school may have deprived him of some key fundamentals. Garnered national recognition out of South Kent Prep School, leading him to leave for the NBA right away. Won an NBA Championship with the Heat in 2006, but played only one minute total during their run. May find a bit of interest in restricted free agency this summer.
Offense: Gets almost half of his touches in spot up situations, but also gets the opportunity to use his athleticism and get out in transition. Displays a solid shooting stroke, and has developed into a solid catch and shoot guy. Doesn’t have great range, nor does he show great consistency off the dribble. Does most of his damage from the midrange. Isn’t a great finisher at the rim since he isn’t quite strong or tough enough to capitalize on his athleticism yet. Still working on that part of his game. Needs to learn to take contact and finish. Goes to the line at an average rate and shoots an average percentage. Solid ball handler, but needs to be tighter with the ball. Could be a good passer. Will need more time to reach his potential. Must improve his feel for the game and consistency to get there.
Defense: A fairly poor defender who has the physical assets to be solid, but lacks experience. Will makes some plays in passing lanes and as a shot blocker due to his length and athleticism. Doesn’t always rotate to the ball and recover to skip passes. Has all the raw tools, but not the fundamentals. Rebounds the ball well, but could stand to add some weight and get more involved on the glass.