D.J. Wilson Could Solve Brooklyn’s Big Man Issues

Wilson showed three-point range this past season at Michigan. However, his shot is more versatile than that of the typical big man. Wilson is a solid catch-and-shoot player, but he can also shoot off the dribble. While he is not a high-usage offensive player, Wilson has enough of an in-between game that he can be effective when forced to play inside the arc.

In addition to his potential as a stretch big man, Wilson has a knack for slipping through seams in opposing defenses. He seems to instinctually know when to cut to the basket:

Wilson’s basket cuts may be an even more important part of his offense at the NBA level than his shooting from deep. The sample size of his college career is not large enough to declare that he will be solid from deep right away in the NBA (although his 83 percent shooting from the free throw line is a good sign). However, Wilson’s ability to read defenses for easy basket cuts and his athletic tools will allow him to score on backdoor plays immediately as a pro.

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