|Team: Celtics College Team: Nancy|
H: 6' 6"|
W: 200 lbs
(34 Years Old)
|Agent: Bill McCandless ||
Hometown: Les Abymes, Guadeloupe
Drafted: Pick 11 in 2003 by Warriors
Overview: A physical specimen who still has room to grow as a player. Native of Guadeloupe. Has prototypical size and athleticism for the NBA small forward position. Shows great lateral quickness and leaping ability. Uses his physical assets on the defensive end. Still a work in progress offensively. Possesses good scoring tools, but is extremely inconsistent, particularly with his ball-handling skills. Plays with enough aggression to put up decent numbers when he sees the floor. Watched Kelenna Azubuike take most of his minutes in Golden State, and thus decided to sign as a free agent in Orlando.
Offense: Gets almost half of his offense from spot up situations. Makes significant contributions in transition and one-on-one situations. Shoots a slow, but fluid jumper without a lot of elevation. Nearly half of his shots are from outside the three-point line. Shoots a decent percentage from that range. Good shooter off the dribble, thanks to his high release point and consistent follow through. Quick first step helps him get separation. Lacks the ball-handling skills to consistently create his own shot. Struggles to change directions with the ball and beat his man off the dribble. Can finish at the rim once he’s in the paint, particularly when operating in transition. Likes to try and elevate over defenders rather than fake them off the floor and find lanes for easier baskets. Doesn’t get to the line at a high rate, and is susceptible to being fouled due to his lack of consistency from the stripe. High energy player. Great offensive rebounder for his position. Runs the floor well and is aggressive in spurts. Could still stand to improve his skill-level.
Defense: A talented defensive player solely based on his athleticism and physical gifts. Always gets in an athletic stance and makes him man shoot over him. Good shot blocker and off ball defender. Very good at bothering mid to short range shots. Long arms and vertical leap help more the closer his man gets to the basket. Will makes some mistakes, but has started to use the raw tools he has to his advantage.