Weaknesses: His biggest flaw and it may be the downfall that keeps him from succeeding in the NBA is his frail body, he is not only skinny but also extremely weak His shoulders and body are so narrow that he shows minimal promise of ever being able to put on any significant weight and adding muscle to his frame He relies on finesse too much and does not posses any physical toughness which would allow him to battle with more imposing big men Because of this deficiency, his effectiveness in the post is lessened since defenders can easily push him off the block and away from the basket as he is making his move Even though he reads motion well and is a threat to knock down open shots, he still has no potential to be a pick & roll threat because his screens are just not going to slow anybody down Many times, after making a nice post move, instead of shooting a 2 foot mini hook, he gets bodied out of position and is forced to shoot a 7 foot off-balance fadeaway Has games where he looks lost, he becomes passive and gets completely taken out of the action For someone with his height and at his position, he is a minimal threat as a shotblocker Defensively he gets outmuscled too easily and his footspeed is limited, as a result he has serious problems matching up with even subpar European level post players
Weaknesses: He hasn’t made improvement in his body structure in the past year, and there is a serious doubt if he can improve much on it in the future. He is very skinny player and has narrow shoulders. This is the biggest area of concern as lacking upper body strength will make it very difficult for him to battle in the post at the NBA level … Really struggles defensively and often gets out-muscled in the paint by stronger players. Despite his great touch, surprisingly he hits free throws with just above average accuracy … Has problems when playing back-to-basket against physically stronger players. Not a great leaper, he’s more agile than he is explosive or athletic … In this season he has improved his defensive rebounding, but he doesn’t present a shot-blocking threat. despite being 7-2, he rarely dunks the ball prefering to lay it in off the glass …
Notes: He had been playing PG position until he grew up about 7-8 inches in one year. He’s expected to enter the 2008 NBA Draft, after withdrawing his application last year.
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