H: 6' 9"|
W: 206 lbs
(35 Years Old)
|Agent: Arn Tellem ||
Hometown: Trebinje, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Drafted: Pick 12 in 2001 by Supersonics
Overview: A shooting specialist who is devastating who left open in the corner. Native of Serbia. Very tall for a small forward. Has a good frame, but isn’t very toned. Agile, moves pretty well for a player his size, and is a talented all-around player. Makes a living by knocking down open shots from the perimeter. Over half his attempts from the field come from there. Very sound shooting form featuring great touch to outside of the three point line. Not a great ball handler, but can put the ball on the floor if he has to. Won’t make any real effort to crash the board on either end. Not able or willing to defend at the level that his coaching staff needs him to. A big time talent who doesn’t always show the wherewithal to live up to his potential. Body language, attitude can be questionable at times.
Offense: Gets most of his shots as a spot up shooter, but will also float to the perimeter in transition and move without the ball if he sees an opportunity to get an easy basket. Tremendously consistent shooting stroke. Makes a killing from the right corner. One of the best catch and shoot players in the game. Solid shooter off the dribble, but most players can force him to give the ball up if he puts it on the floor. Always gets his feet set and readies himself to receive the ball. Good footwork when spotting up. Won’t make an effort to pursue offensive rebounds. Good passer, but will turn the ball over when he over-dribbles when looking for space. Almost never gets to the free throw line. Solid foul shooter once there. Not very explosive vertically, and doesn’t go up strong at the rim. Little bit soft in general. Has nothing even resembling a post game. Fills his role well, but has the potential to be a more complete player.
Defense: A mediocre defender who doesn’t have the physical tools to get by at his effort level. Doesn’t do a good job containing penetration or contesting shots. Will take risks, but does manage to create some turnovers. Won’t block many shots despite his size. Very poor rebounder for his position. Needs to give a better effort to be more effective. Commits a lot of fouls given his style of play, but most of them are at the rim, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing.