Overview: A hustle player who can defend the power forward spot well and grab rebounds at an elite clip. Slightly undersized for the power forward spot at 6-7 ½ without shoes, but has an excellent 7-2 ½ wingspan to compensate. Extremely strong and physical. Not super mobile or explosive. Decent leaper. Doesnt make any kind of impact on the offensive end outside of crashing the glass. One of the best rebounders around, even if hes fallen off in that category over the last two seasons. Very tough and rugged on the defensive end. Was actually a decent scorer during his time at Coffeyville Junior College and Iowa, mostly thanks to his brute strength. Cant bully his way to point like he did during his college days. Brings some things to the table as a roleplayer with his rebounding and toughness, but may be on the downside of his career at this point.
Offense: A hustle player whos best offensive skill is his relentlessness on the glass. Gets more of his offense by working hard, but isnt all that efficient unfortunately. About as limited as youll find in the NBA. Incredibly turnover prone relative to his usage rate. Shouldnt take jump shots, wont make them with any consistency. Displays an underdeveloped back to the basket game. Likes to try and force offense over his left shoulder, but will turn back right if he meets any resistance. Doesnt have the touch to convert in most situations. Will finish with contact when he can get position, but still isnt very efficient. Teammates know not to feed him the ball unless hes right underneath the rim, which puts him in great position to get fouled. Goes to the free throw line at a high rate per-possession, but has traditionally shot a very poor percentage. Around 50% for most of his career. Sets great screens and diligently cleans the offensive glass.
Defense: A very good post defender who is as scrappy and physical as they come. Wont let anyone push him around on the block. Refuses to give up easy baskets and will commit fouls if he cant do anything else. Not a shot blocker. Will get some strips and create some turnovers. Traditionally one of the best per-minute rebounders in the NBA, although has fallen off in that category over the past two seasons. Moves his feet pretty well on defense, but only because he tries so hard, not because hes quick. Very aggressive. Rather foul prone, but considering how aggressive and physical he is, he probably should post even higher foul total than he does. Will go straight up more often than not, but loves to push back with his body.