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

The biggest knock on D.J. Wilson’s offensive game is his lack of passing instincts. Wilson managed just 58 assists for his entire college career. While his lack of heavy offensive involvement limited those numbers, Wilson’s eye for passing is certainly well behind his eye for reading defenses to create his own looks.

On the other end of the floor, Wilson is too skinny to effectively man the middle as a center. His skill set on both ends would work wonders as a small-ball 5, but his frame makes him more of a combo forward than a combo big man. He is ineffective when guarding anyone down low, and would be bulldozed by any number of bench centers at the next level. Wilson also tends to hunt for blocks over maintaining good defensive positioning. Although that hurt his defensive play in college, it will hurt even more at the next level–especially if Wilson hopes to be an effective pick and roll defender.