Overview: A skilled power forward who can make a killing as complimentary player to a good post scorer. Has good size and frame for the power forward position. Move pretty well, but isnt very fast or explosive. Knows how to use his body on both ends. Shoots the ball with range. Great touch for a big man. Solid ball handler. Smart with the ball in his hands. Does a good job of boxing out defensively. Was a dominant rebounder and scorer at Notre Dame. Two time Big East Conference Player of the Year. First team All-American in final two college seasons. Turned the corner in his second season in the NBA. Creates some matchup problems due to his shooting skills. A great asset when Jermaine ONeal is scoring well. Grossly overpaid.
Offense: Gets almost half of his offense as a spot up shooter. Displays tremendous range on his jumper. Very fluid shooting stroke for a player his size. Possesses three point range. Shoots a solid percentage from downtown. Good ball handler for his height. Scores effective off the dribble. Can pull up from in close or finish at the rim with consistency. Not very effective from the midrange. Very good in transition. Great trailer. Doesnt post up very often. Good offensive rebounder. Goes to the line at a decent rate. Shoots a good percentage. Nice complimentary post player.
Defense: A passable defensive player who tends to focus on rebounding above other areas. Rebounds his area well, but isnt athletic enough to clean the glass outside of his immediate vicinity. Has a hard time keeping up with quicker and more explosive power forwards. Has adequate lateral quickness, but can get beaten off the dribble. Shows good discipline defending the post. Wont block many shots, but will go straight up on shooters when he can.