Monday, July 29, 2013

Branden Dawson NBA Draft Scouting Report

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6-6 - Small Forward - Michigan State

A powerful athlete with strength and quickness, who is still learning to be a basketball player.

Pros
Is big and strong and able to out muscle most other wing players. Elevates well and can throw it down with a lot of power.

Runs the floor well and knows his role as a garbage man and energy guy. Brings a lot as a defender and rebounder.

Cons
Is not a natural on the court and lacks an advanced offensive game.

Doesn't shoot the ball well from deep and is horrible from the foul line.  Doesn't seem likely to ever be a threat from three point land.

Can play out of control and pick up silly fouls.

Projection: second round pick in the 2015 NBA Draft