Above-average in most areas key for a power forward: rebounds well, blocks shots well, finishes strongly at the rim on offense, and can hit the mid-range jumper to draw out the 'D.' Has a nice mix of length and fluid athleticism, and is a good leaper with some explosiveness. Limits his fouls.
Not creative getting his own shot on offense, and isn't much of a passer. Needs to keep working to improve his free-throw shooting to make teams pay for fouling him on the block. Not a consistent outside shooter in general. Must muscle up his wiry frame for rebounding as a pro.
Athletic defensive power forward with solid upside.
Movements & Injuries
Signed by the Brooklyn Nets.
Acquired from the San Antonio Spurs.
Acquired from the Philadelphia 76ers.
Drafted by the San Antonio Spurs in the 2nd round (60th overall) in 2014 then traded to the Philadelphia 76ers with the draft rights to Jordan McRae for the draft rights to Nemanja Dangubic. Philadelphia 76ers then traded Cory Jefferson to the Brooklyn Nets for cash.