For the third straight game at the PIT, Doellman quietly showed off his versatile skill set and effectively helped his team by doing all the little things they needed to have a chance to win. A guy like Doellman is never going to wow anyone in a setting like this, since thats just not the type of player he is, but if you watch him closely enough, you can clearly see what his value could be in the right situation.
Every time we watch Doellman we discover a new little wrinkle to his game that we previously were not aware of. This time it was his intelligence finishing around the basket in the half-court and in transition. Not being a very explosive player, Doellman needs to rely on his smarts and skills rather than sheer athleticism. Going up to finish around the hoop in traffic, Doellman does a wonderful job adjusting his body to create contact and avoid the shot-blocker, telegraphing the direction he wants to go in and then at the last second completely altering his shot to avoid the block. Its these suddle type of moves that give you an idea for just how smart he is, and really could endear him to an NBA coach someday looking for a glue guy to bring off the bench.
Beyond that, Doellman also displayed his phenomenal shooting stroke. He has a super high release point on his jumper, allowing him to get his shot off effectively with a man in his face almost whenever he pleases, aided by his excellent size at 6-9 as well obviously. He can spot-up effectively from the perimeter and also pull up off a short dribble from mid-range as well. Trying to go any deeper than that exposes his lack of speed, though, as hell clearly never be a shot-creator in the NBA. Hes a mismatch threat who doesnt quite fit into the 3 or 4 spots, which is where a lot of his effectiveness comes from.
Defensively, Doellman doesnt really have a natural position either, which is certainly a concern. He does have excellent length and smarts, though, which he uses very well to bother smaller players with limited ball-handling skills (like Russell Carter at times for example) into taking more difficult shots than theyd probably prefer.
One big concern we have is with the huge brace Doellman sports on his knee. Thats something that only a doctor can fully evaluate, but its not something that scouts necessarily like seeing from a player this age.