Overview: An offensive-minded big-man who fits the classic European mold. Possesses a huge frame at 7-2, but isnt terribly strong, fast, or explosive. Missed games in past seasons due to a bulging disc and other small injuries. Still relatively durable throughout the course of the season. A solid contributor, but obviously better suited to come off the bench and take advantage of favorable matchups than start regularly. Has lost some of his shine, and may return to Europe in the near future.
Offense: Gets most of his possessions as a spot up jump shooter and off of cuts to the basket. Has nice touch on his shot. Capable of working off the ball and shooting off of screens. Isnt a great athlete, but plays smart enough to get easy points off of cuts. Lacks the elevation to finish at the rim consistently. Doesnt deal with contact very well. Doesnt bring much to the table as a passer. Isnt very good at putting the ball on the floor. Far from turnover prone. Helps spread the floor for his teams post players. Doesnt have three-point range, but his jumper adds a nice offensive dimension off the bench. Plays well in a complimentary role.
Defense: Not athletic enough to win his individual matchups on the defensive end. Has a hard time defending the NBAs quicker, stronger, and more athletic post players, and thus has to foul a lot. Doesnt provide a lot of resistance considering his lack of effective physical assets. Gets beaten off the dribble when forced to step out on the pick and roll. Has decent offensive skills, but these are more than negated by his defensive weaknesses. Also a poor rebounder.