Malik Rose

Drafted #44 in the 1996 NBA Draft by the Pelicans
Height: 6'7" (201 cm)
Weight: 250 lbs (113 kg)
Position: PF
High School: Overbrook High School (Pennsylvania)
Hometown: Philadelphia, PA
College: Drexel
Current Team: Drexel
Win - Loss: 19 - 12


NBA Scouting Reports, Atlantic Division (Part Two)

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Overview:An aging power forward who lacks ideal size for a power forward but had the work ethic and offensive repertoire to compensate for that in the past. Is limited defensively by his lack of size and length. Has only average athleticism as well. Used to be more explosive. Possesses good strength, allowing him to play bigger by gaining position. Used to be able to score around the basket, but is a sub-40% 2-point shooter these days. Rebounds at a poor rate. Used to play tough defense, but his physical tools hurt him on that end of the floor. Averaged a double-double in each of his four seasons at Drexel. Named the North Atlantic Conference Player of the Year as a junior and senior. Stuck in the NBA after being selected in the second round. Won two NBA Championships with the San Antonio Spurs. Provides good intangibles and a veteran presence in the locker room, but is clearly only in the NBA these days due to his contract.

Offense: A largely ineffective offensive player at this point in his career. Used to be a solid threat when he was in San Antonio. Gets most of his offense at this point in the post, as a shooter from the midrange, and off of pick and rolls. Has a nice set shot that lacks elevation, but is very accurate when he’s open. Won’t make shots with a hand in his face due to the height of his release point. Not a great pull up shooter because his release isn’t all that fast either. Can be something of a catch and shoot threat, but only when he’s wide open. Turn the ball over at an alarmingly high rate, but will also make a nice pass every now and again. Possesses a very savvy back to the basket game. Likes to turn over his right shoulder. Will take some hook shots, but likes to try to bully his way to the front of the rim with his pivots. Shows something of a turnaround jumper as well. Can roll or pop with decent effectiveness when he sets a screen for a ball handler. Used to have the quickness and athleticism to utilize his tough and aggressiveness in the post more effectively. Way too inefficient offensively to see any kind of serious minutes the past four years.

Defense: A savvy veteran defender who lacks the athleticism and size be a factor. Does his best to fight for position on the block. Lacks the quickness to defend more athletic players when they face up. Has good physical strength, but simply isn’t big enough to keep his man from getting position over the course of a game. Gets in a good stance and always works hard. Will get a hand up when he can. Not a factor from the weakside. Will close out shooters looking to deny penetration. Gives up some open looks due to his lack of leaping ability on the close out. Very conservative when defending the pick and roll. Will commit a lot of fouls since he doesn’t want to give up easy baskets. Scraps for rebounds and loose balls, but is not the athlete he used to be and it shows on the defensive end.

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