Kirk Snyder

Drafted #16 in the 2004 NBA Draft by the Jazz
Height: 6'7" (201 cm)
Weight: 228 lbs (103 kg)
Position: SG/SF
High School: Upland High School (California)
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
College: Nevada
Current Team: Nevada
Win - Loss: 25 - 8


NBA Scouting Reports, Northwest Division (Part Four)

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Overview: An athletic and physically developed wing who has had a hard time turning the corner in his development after bouncing around the League early in his career. Has great athleticism and explosiveness, as well as excellent strength. Has superb toughness and plays the game with a real chip on his shoulder. Has shown some decent offensive skills, but isn’t consistent from the perimeter. Can do a little bit of everything, which gives him some nice potential as a role player. Blocks shots and rebounds, which is a nice contribution to have from the wing. Was a star for Nevada throughout his career. Garnered the WAC Player of the Year Award as a junior. May be able to put things together if he has the chance to play consistent minutes. Has a reputation for being somewhat of a loose cannon on and off the court. Needs to cut down on the trash talking and learn to control his temper, although this is part of what makes him tick.

Offense: A versatile role player who can score fairly effectively when needed. Gets a quarter of his shots in spot up situations, but find opportunities in numerous other avenues. Doesn’t take a lot of jumpers. Shows a decent stroke, but shoots the ball from a little behind his head. Shot looks different every time coming off his hands. Below average catch and shoot player, which is one of the main things holding him back. Doesn’t do a whole lot from the midrange. If he puts the ball in the floor, he’s going to the rim. Great finisher due to his athleticism and strength. Draws fouls at a very nice rate, but could stand to improve his percentages from the stripe. Rather effective in the post. Displays a consistent turnaround jumper. Solid offensive rebounder. Decent ball handler.

Defense: Has great size at around 6-7, although an average wingspan at 6-9. Exerts enough effort on the defensive end to be a solid option off the bench. Doesn’t have the foot speed to keep up with the quicker shooting guards at times, but is big and strong enough to defend small forwards without too much of a problem. Does a good job of getting in a low stance and denying dribble penetration. Will contest most shots his man takes. Won’t take a lot of risks. Something of a workhorse on the defensive end due to his toughness. Great one-on-one defender due to his strength. Won’t provide a lot of help side defense. Could stand to try and become a defensive specialist. Already contributes as a rebounder and occasional shot-blocker. Needs to maintain his focus and learn to channel his emotions better on the court.