Weaknesses: First and foremost, his jumpshot. While it is undoubtedly improved, there is still much work to be done. With a reliable jumpshot that defenders would have to respect, the damage Julian could do to opposing defenses would jump tenfold. Also alarming is Julians performance at the 2007 combine where he came in 66th in total athleticism. Especially startling is his performance in the bench press drills where he could only lift the 185 pound bar twice. After two full years with a major collegiate teams strength program, one would think he would be able to lift more than two reps. Also, which position does Julian fit in the pros? He is a quick four? A big three? It would come down to team need I believe and offensive philosophy.
Conclusion: On the right team, Julians style of play could ignite a teams offense. His long arms, he measured in with a 72 wingspan and a 9 standing reach at the combine, allow his to play bigger than he really is and equip him to play frustrating on the ball defense. While his lack of strength might raise some red flags, it never seemed to be an issue while playing at Kansas, where he faced first class talent on an almost nightly basis. Patience is the key with Julian; once he figures out his role on the team and what he is capable of, and also if he is ever able to consistently knock down his outside jumpers, then the dividends of his game will unfold.
Weaknesses: Can almost be unselfish to a fault in that he doesnt take control of the game offensively Must continue to increase his upper body strength to aid him in finishing after contact occurs Perimeter shooting is a work in progress. While Wright has the ability, he remains streaky Still isnt what you would call a consistent performer, often he will follow one spectacular performance with several sub par games Has a habit of going for the spectacular pass which can cause turnovers Adding improved back to the basket skills would allow for him to really expand his offensive game Free throw shooting continues to improve but remains a work in progress
Weaknesses: Size and athleticism play a big role in his game, so he’ll need to learn how to become a player that doesn’t rely on his physical ability so much….While Julian is a true talent, there are some gaping holes in his game…. Needs to add a better J to be effective on the next level … His perimeter game can really develop… Must put on strength … Relies too much on athleticism at times, which wont work on the NBA level, so his development at Kansas, especially offensively, is key .
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