Kenny Thomas

Drafted #22 in the 1999 NBA Draft by the Rockets
Height: 6'7" (201 cm)
Weight: 261 lbs (118 kg)
Position: PF
High School: Albuquerque High School (New Mexico)
Hometown: Atlanta, GA
College: New Mexico
Current Team:


NBA Scouting Reports, Pacific Division (Part Three)

Matt Williams
Matt Williams
Aug 08, 2008, 02:19 am
Overview: Aging power forward who hasn’t been able to put together a season comparable to his last in Philadelphia. Appears to be on a serious decline the past few years. Undersized, but compensates with good physical strength. Used to be able to do some damage moving off the ball and using his strength around the basket. Lacks certain perimeter skills that relegate him to the post for the most part. Makes a living at this point as a rebounder, which has always been his forte. Was a very productive player at New Mexico. Worked some of the things he did in college out of his game during his first few seasons in the League. Has had some injury problems throughout his career. Playing under a huge contract he got from Philadelphia that no longer reflects his level of play.

Offense: A hustle player who gets almost all of his touches in that manner. Plays a very active style of offense. Gets a lot of touches by virtue of his effort and awareness. Does a good job moving to the open area under the rim. Fights for position effectively. Will get some possessions with his back to the basket, but doesn’t show the touch required to be efficient. Good offensive rebounder. Isn’t asked to do a lot of scoring. Will set solid screens and work hard to create second chances. Doesn’t show much of a jumper anymore. Thrives on physical contact, but shoots a poor percentage at the free throw line.

Defense: An average defender who rebounds at a high rate in limited minutes. Knows how to use his body to prevent offensive players from getting to missed shots. Boxes out well, and does a good job securing the ball. Doesn’t have the height or explosiveness to make be a shot blocking presence. Will get taken advantage of in the post by taller players. Does a pretty good job defending ball handlers at his position though. Displays quick hands when swiping at the ball for steals. Limited by his size, but plays tough.