Midseason Player Review: Nik Stauskas seeking consistency

The Canadian needs to put on some muscle to increase his confidence going inside. As long as he remains perimeter oriented and one dimensional, he is a difficult play as opposing defenses will key in on him knowing he won’t take it to the hole.

Porous Defense

Defensively, the Canadian is paper mache on legs. Standing 6’6, 205 pounds with a 6’7 wingspan, Stauskas’ skinny frame, average length and low defensive IQ make him an easy target for opposing teams. He isn’t fast, doesn’t move his feet well or possess any defensive nouse, making him a liability in every defensive category.