Tim Thomas

Drafted #7 in the 1997 NBA Draft by the 76ers
Height: 6'10" (208 cm)
Weight: 240 lbs (109 kg)
Position: SF/PF
High School: Paterson Catholic High School (New Jersey)
Hometown: Paterson, NJ
AAU: NJ Playaz
College: Villanova
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NBA Scouting Reports, Pacific Division (Part One)

Matt Williams
Matt Williams
Jul 31, 2008, 06:33 pm
Overview: An extremely talented veteran forward who is essentially an offensive specialist at this point in his career. Possesses tremendous height, length and a solid frame for a small forward. Plays the power forward position as well. Can play above the rim due to his size and length, but has just average explosiveness. Has always been able to score from just about anywhere when given minutes—talent has never been the question. Shoots the ball well from deep. Really knows how to get open when posting up. Capable off the dribble, but doesn’t attack the rim as much anymore. Rebounds well on the offensive end. Doesn’t make a dynamic impact defensively. Proved his mettle as a scorer in one season at Villanova before entering the draft. Won the Big East Conference Rookie of the Year in that season. Classic underachiever who never quite became the force in the NBA that he was capable of being, but is inconsistently stellar. Disappears for long stretches, and then reappears with a huge bang. Never met a shot he didn’t like. Has bounced around the League in recent seasons.

Offense: Gets about a third of his offense as a spot up shooter, but will also see some touches in the post, on the fast break, and one-on-one. Displays a very consistent outside shooting stroke. Great catch and shoot guy all the way out past the three point line. Good shooter off the dribble. Falls in love way too much with his jumper for a guy who is 6-10. A little bit soft taking the ball to the basket. Better midrange player than finisher. Good foul shooter. Capable scorer over both shoulders in the post. Does a decent job using his size advantage down low, but struggles to finish through contact. Plays with an aggressive mentality on the offensive end. Takes a lot of questionable shots at times, which hurts his efficiency. Good ball handler and excellent passer for his size. Not an efficient player by any stretch, but makes an impact within the offense thanks to his ability to space the floor and make plays inside the arc.

Defense: Has outstanding tools, with his long arms, great size and solid frame. Doesn’t always seem to put in the best effort, but has the ability to defend both inside and out when he puts his mind to it. Smart player with good timing and a nice feel for the game, and really knows how to contest shots. Doesn’t always get in a defensive stance, lateral quickness is questionable guarding smaller players on the perimeter. A fairly average rebounder.