Overview: A long, smooth power wing who has a very unique offensive repertoire. Possesses good size, a great frame, a big wingspan, and above average athleticism. Had improved every season he has played in the League, and while he only spent a year at Duke, he has the type of work ethic and character that is common amongst Mike Krzyzewskis players. Versatility is the name of the game for Deng. Interesting combination of inside and outside skills. Good fundamentals. Can be an ideal complimentary player to a great scorer. Will be a coveted free agent, despite his recent struggles, in the 2008 offseason.
Offense: His offensive game is one of the most versatile in the NBA, with between ten and fifteen percent of his offensive coming from each of post ups, spot ups, shots off of screens, cuts to the rim, offensive rebounds, and transition baskets. Few players match that statistical feat, but he is truly an atypical player. Has one of the Leagues best midrange games. Moves extremely well without the ball, and has a silky smooth stroke. A poor shooter from three-point range, but tends to only shoot from deep when hes wide open. Has good ball handling ability. Shows some good moves with his back to the basket. Length allows him to score in ways that most players cant, and he consistently uses his reach to his advantage on the offensive end. Could stand to improve his free throw shooting.
Defense: A quality defensive player who uses his length to get his hands on bad passes. May not be the best athlete, but his footwork and length make him a formidable matchup. Usually draws the oppositions toughest assignment, which makes the things that he does on the offensive end all the more impressive. Maintains a good stance and shows solid lateral quickness when defending the ball.