Overview: A bouncy center who made a name for himself with the Nets late in the 2007 playoffs, partially thanks to Jason Kidd. Tall and long, but very slender. Could really stand to pack some muscle on his frame to help himself defensively. Moves very well for the center spot. Gets off the floor quickly as well, which helps him offensively. Not much of a scorer, but is highly efficient. Solid mid-range shooter. Makes an effort on the defensive end as well. Above average rebounder. Extremely foul prone. Didnt has a very distinguished career at Nebraska, but put together a decent senior season. Spent time in the minors and overseas before catching on in the NBA. Has blossomed in recent seasons, but is more suited to be a backup.
Offense: A role-playing center who proves to be a very efficient scorer. Gets almost a third of his offense by moving without the ball. Will get quite a few spot up opportunities as well. Solid mid-range jump shooter. Cant put the ball on the floor to score. Needs to have most of his offense created for him. Displays great timing on his cuts and darts into the open area for easy dunks. Will do the same thing to collect offensive rebounds. Solid finisher in close. Displays a nice right handed hook with his back to the basket. Wont be able to maintain position for long due to his lack of strength, which makes his ability to time up his cuts that much more important. No real footwork inside the post. Needs to have great passers around him to be most effective. Decent foul shooter who gets to the line at a solid rate. Turns the ball over excessively considering the limited amount of touches he receives.
Defense: A decent defender who seems to have the potential to be a good shot blocker but lacks the awareness to fulfill it. Has the length and leaping ability to contest shots, but doesnt show the ability to rotate over to the weak side and make plays. Commits a ton of fouls when he does, but also is able to draw offensive fouls. Lacks the strength to get position in the post once his man obtains it. Decent rebounder. Relatively sure handed. Plays with passion, but doesnt produce more because of it.