Kurt Thomas

Drafted #10 in the 1995 NBA Draft by the Heat
Height: 6'9" (206 cm)
Weight: 221 lbs (100 kg)
Position: PF
High School: Hillcrest High School (Texas)
Hometown: Dallas, TX
College: TCU
Current Team: TCU
Win - Loss: 21 - 13


NBA Scouting Reports, Southwestern Division (Part Two)

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Overview: A veteran power forward who can knock down the midrange shot, rebound extremely well and play sound defense. Has average height for a power forward. Pretty strong down low. Gets up and down the floor adequately despite lacking ideal speed. Not very explosive at the rim. Doesn’t make a living on his athleticism, but rather on his skills. Good shooter from the midrange. Can score with his back to the basket as well. Rebounds well on both ends. Plays tough defense. Isn’t going to surprise anyone with his game, but is very solid and consistent. Really became a great player in his last two years at TCU. Named SWC Player of the Year as a senior in 1995. Has had a nice career in the NBA. Isn’t a dominant player, but is a luxury for a team that needs consistent minutes from the post.

Offense: A solid but unspectacular post player who brings a veteran presence to Seattle’s youthful offense. Gets more than half of his offense as a spot up shooter and as the roll man on pick and rolls. Possesses a relatively consistent jumper, which accounts for the vast majority of his shots. Likes to pick and pop. Can connect from the midrange at a decent clip, but isn’t nearly as effective as he once was. Is most efficient when he’s operating off the ball. Displays great savvy around the basket. Knows exactly how to get open for easy baskets. Capable of finishing with contact, but is usually wide open when he gets the ball. Will get sent to the line, but shoots a poor percentage. Great offensive rebounder considering his lack of athleticism. Great passer. Seldom commits a turnover.

Defense: A solid post defender who is more sound than aggressive. Knows how to use his body to keep his man off the block. Very crafty and experienced. May not have elite quickness or strength, but gets a lot out of what he does have. Won’t fall for fakes or get outsmarted on the block. Blocks shots despite his lack of athleticism, an indication of his awareness. Very sure handed. Collects rebounds and loose balls with decent efficiency. One of the smartest post defenders around.