Drafted #49 in the 2003 NBA Draft by the Pacers
Height: 6'9" (206 cm)
Weight: 218 lbs (99 kg)
Position: SF/PF
High School: American High School (Florida)
Hometown: Miami, FL
College: Miami FL
Current Team: Cavaliers
Win - Loss: 53 - 41


NBA Scouting Reports, Northwest Division (Part Three)

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Matt Williams
Matt Williams
Sep 16, 2008, 05:14 pm
Overview:Late-blooming combo forward who has established himself as one of the top 3-point shooters in the NBA, but can offer more than just shooting. Long, tall, skinny perimeter player who is limited in certain regards, but is a valuable asset to have in a rotation as a solid perimeter defender and shooter. Average athlete who lacks the quickness to get by his man and the explosiveness to finish around the rim. Can play both the 3 and the 4, but is more effective at the 3 due to his strength limitations defensively. Makes some little plays that pure shooting specialists usually won’t. Excellent defender and above average rebounder. Smart, team player who knows his limitations and brings a high character to the locker room. Possesses strong leadership skills. Academic all-American throughout college. Knee problems may have scared off some teams this summer, but still managed to land a long-term deal with Miami which included team and player options.

Offense: A role-player who is at his best spacing the floor and knocking down shots with his feet set. Highly efficient player relative to the amount of possessions he uses. Gets the majority of his shots in spot-up situations, waiting for kickouts within the flow of his team’s offense. Has an acute understanding of how to move off the ball and creating spacing in his team’s half-court offense. One of the best in the NBA with his feet set, and can get his shot off with relative ease thanks to his superior size. Not as accurate if forced to pull-up off the dribble. Unselfish team player who knows his limitations and is highly efficient thanks to his excellent shot-selection. Over 60% of his field goal attempts come from beyond the arc. Does not finish very well around the basket due to his lack of strength and explosiveness. Gets to the free throw line at an average rate, but shoots a superb percentage once there, close to 90%. Has no post up game to take advantage of mismatches at the 3. Does not turn the ball over at all, but also doesn’t garner a great deal of assists.

Defense: Size, length and smarts help him out tremendously on this end. Puts a good effort in and has strong fundamentals to boot. Not particularly strong or athletic, but has the timing to make plays. Comes up with a decent amount of steals and blocks thanks to his excellent 7-2 wingspan. Really knows the nuances of contesting shots. Reads the scouting report and knows how to get his matchup to settle for low-percentage looks. Can get beat from time to time by athletic shot-creating slashers due to his just average lateral quickness. Susceptible to being posted up due to his weak frame, and struggles at times fighting through screens on the pick and roll. Good enough one on one defender to spend some minutes on the opposing team’s best perimeter players.

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