Former all-star and NBA player of the month who is virtually out of the NBA before hitting the age of 30. Has great size, long arms, a huge frame and terrific strength, but has seen his game disintegrate in recent years. Speed of the new NBA game may have passed him by. Has almost no athleticism to speak of. Living solely off his reputation and rebounding ability--bounced around from team to team in recent years and may not be anything more than a 3rd string center at this point.
Offense: Almost strictly an inside player, who relies heavily on his huge frame to establish position in the paint and back players down. Doesnt have any real moves to speak of. Cant create a shot for himself, but stubbornly tries regardless. Struggles to use his left hand around the hoop. Hands are suspect trying to make tough catches. A black hole insidesports an extremely poor assist to turnover ratio. Jump-shot doesnt look half bad, but he rarely uses it. Gets to the free throw line at a decent rate on a per minute basis, but his percentages have dropped off dramatically from year to yeara telling sign. Plodders up and down the court, and lacks any real lift around the basket. A solid offensive rebounder in his area.
Defense: Too big and strong to back down around the basket. Solid in man to man against fellow plodding centers, but struggles going up against players with any real mobility to their game. Lacks the lateral quickness to step out onto the perimeter and recover, making him a liability on the pick and roll. Jump-shooters have a field day against him. Was once a shot-blocking threat, but doesnt have the lift to contest anything around the basket at this point. Has been a solid rebounder throughout his career, and remains one.