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30-Year-Old    C,PF    Chicago Bulls

2014-15 NBA Stats

PTS

7.9

REB

10.1

AST

4.0

STL

0.7

BLK

1.3

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2014-15 Fantasy Basketball Outlook

By this point, Noah has solidified himself as one of the most productive all-around big men in the NBA. The defensive stalwart is entering his eighth season in the NBA. Last season, Noah averaged 12.6 points, 11.3 rebounds, 5.4 assists, 1.2 steals, and 1.5 blocks in 35 minut...

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HT: 6' 11"   WT: 230 lbs   DOB: 2/25/1985  College: Florida   DRAFTED: 1st Rd, #9 Overall in 2007   Show ContractHide Contract

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Noah scored four points (1-4 FG, 2-2 FT) with 11 rebounds, eight assists, three blocks and a steal in 34 minutes during Wednesday's loss to the Hornets.

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Joakim Noah NBA Stats – Per Game
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2007-08 22 74 20.7 6.6 5.6 1.1 0.9 0.9 0.0 48.2 69.1 1.2 2.4 3.3 0.0 0.0 2.4 5.0 1.8 2.6
2008-09 23 80 24.2 6.7 7.6 1.3 0.6 1.4 0.0 55.6 67.6 1.0 3.1 4.5 0.0 0.0 2.6 4.7 1.5 2.3
2009-10 24 64 30.0 10.7 11.0 2.1 0.5 1.6 0.0 50.4 74.4 1.8 3.4 7.6 0.0 0.0 4.1 8.1 2.5 3.4
2010-11 25 CHI 48 32.8 11.7 10.4 2.2 1.0 1.5 0.0 52.5 73.9 1.9 3.8 6.6 0.0 0.0 4.4 8.4 2.9 3.9
2011-12 26 CHI 64 30.4 10.2 9.8 2.5 0.6 1.4 0.0 50.8 74.8 1.4 3.8 6.0 0.0 0.0 3.9 7.7 2.4 3.2
2012-13 27 CHI 66 36.8 11.9 11.1 4.0 1.2 2.1 0.0 48.1 75.1 2.7 3.9 7.2 0.1 0.0 4.6 9.5 2.7 3.6
2013-14 28 CHI 80 35.3 12.6 11.3 5.4 1.2 1.5 0.0 47.5 73.7 2.4 3.5 7.7 0.0 0.0 4.8 10.0 3.1 4.2
2014-15 29 CHI 50 31.0 7.9 10.1 4.0 0.7 1.3 0.0 43.7 64.8 1.8 3.5 6.6 0.0 0.0 3.0 6.9 1.9 2.9
Rest Of Season Projections 30 CHI 18 33.8 Subscribe now to see our 2014-15 rest of season projections for Joakim Noah
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Age is determined on November 1st of each season.

Joakim Noah NBA Stats – Recent Stat Breakdown
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Time Period G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
Last 7 Days 4 35.0 10.5 11.5 6.8 0.8 1.5 0.0 48.0 64.3 2.5 4.3 7.3 0.0 0.0 3.0 6.3 4.5 7.0
Last 14 Days 7 34.6 9.0 12.6 5.9 0.6 1.1 0.0 42.6 63.9 2.6 4.9 7.7 0.0 0.0 2.9 6.7 3.3 5.1
Last 30 Days 12 32.0 8.0 11.7 4.8 0.5 0.8 0.0 40.3 66.7 1.9 3.9 7.8 0.1 0.0 2.6 6.4 2.8 4.3
Last 5 Games 5 34.6 10.0 12.4 5.8 0.6 1.2 0.0 44.1 66.7 2.4 4.6 7.8 0.0 0.0 3.0 6.8 4.0 6.0
Last 10 Games 10 32.7 9.3 11.4 5.5 0.6 0.9 0.0 44.8 66.0 2.1 4.1 7.3 0.0 0.0 3.0 6.7 3.3 5.0
Last 20 Games 20 30.5 7.6 10.5 4.5 0.5 1.0 0.0 42.9 69.8 1.8 3.8 6.7 0.1 0.0 2.7 6.3 2.2 3.2

 

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Joakim Noah – Playing Time & Selected Stats

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True Shooting Percentage

48.4%

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In 2014-15, Joakim Noah has a true shooting percentage of 48.4%.

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Joakim Noah NBA Stats – Per 36 Minutes
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2007-08 22 74 36.0 11.5 9.8 2.0 1.6 1.5 0.0 48.2 69.1 2.1 4.1 5.7 0.0 0.0 4.2 8.6 3.1 4.6
2008-09 23 80 36.0 10.0 11.3 2.0 0.9 2.0 0.0 55.6 67.6 1.5 4.5 6.7 0.0 0.0 3.8 6.9 2.3 3.4
2009-10 24 64 36.0 12.9 13.2 2.5 0.6 1.9 0.0 50.4 74.4 2.2 4.1 9.1 0.0 0.0 4.9 9.7 3.1 4.1
2010-11 25 CHI 48 36.0 12.8 11.4 2.4 1.1 1.6 0.0 52.5 73.9 2.1 4.2 7.2 0.0 0.0 4.8 9.2 3.2 4.3
2011-12 26 CHI 64 36.0 12.1 11.6 3.0 0.8 1.7 0.0 50.8 74.8 1.7 4.5 7.2 0.0 0.0 4.6 9.1 2.9 3.8
2012-13 27 CHI 66 36.0 11.6 10.9 3.9 1.2 2.1 0.0 48.1 75.1 2.6 3.9 7.0 0.1 0.0 4.5 9.3 2.6 3.5
2013-14 28 CHI 80 36.0 12.9 11.5 5.5 1.3 1.5 0.0 47.5 73.7 2.5 3.6 7.9 0.0 0.0 4.9 10.2 3.2 4.3
2014-15 29 CHI 50 36.0 9.2 11.7 4.7 0.8 1.5 0.0 43.7 64.8 2.1 4.1 7.6 0.0 0.0 3.5 8.0 2.2 3.4
Rest Of Season Projections 30 CHI 18 36.0 Subscribe now to see our 2014-15 rest of season projections for Joakim Noah
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Joakim Noah NBA Stats – Totals
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2007-08 22 74 1533 488 416 84 68 64 0 48.2 69.1 89 174 242 1 0.0 177 367 134 194
2008-09 23 80 1938 537 606 106 49 110 0 55.6 67.6 82 244 362 1 0.0 207 372 123 182
2009-10 24 64 1923 687 705 132 32 100 0 50.4 74.4 117 220 485 0 0.0 262 520 163 219
2010-11 25 CHI 48 1576 561 498 107 48 72 0 52.5 73.9 90 182 316 1 0.0 211 402 139 188
2011-12 26 CHI 64 1945 652 629 160 41 92 0 50.8 74.8 92 242 387 1 0.0 249 490 154 206
2012-13 27 CHI 66 2426 784 733 262 78 141 0 48.1 75.1 176 260 473 5 0.0 303 630 178 237
2013-14 28 CHI 80 2820 1007 900 431 99 121 0 47.5 73.7 194 282 618 2 0.0 380 800 247 335
2014-15 29 CHI 50 1549 394 503 201 33 66 0 43.7 64.8 91 175 328 2 0.0 150 343 94 145
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Joakim Noah NBA Advanced Stats
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Season Age Team G Min TS% eFG% AR TOR AST/TO EFF
2007-08 22 74 20.7 53.9 48.2 13.4 14.2 0.9 10.6
2008-09 23 80 24.2 59.4 55.6 16.6 12.8 1.3 13.8
2009-10 24 64 30.0 55.7 50.4 15.3 13.5 1.1 19.1
2010-11 25 CHI 48 32.8 57.9 52.5 15.7 13.2 1.2 19.9
2011-12 26 CHI 64 30.4 56.1 50.8 19.2 11.0 1.7 18.6
2012-13 27 CHI 66 36.8 53.4 48.1 22.3 15.0 1.5 21.8
2013-14 28 CHI 80 35.3 53.1 47.5 27.4 12.3 2.2 23.2
2014-15 29 CHI 50 31.0 48.4 43.7 28.8 13.0 2.2 17.2
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Joakim Noah 2014-15 NBA Game Log
Date Opponent MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO FGM FGA FTM FTA 3PM 3PA OREB DREB FOULS
Mar 3 WAS 33 14 12 5 2 3 5 4 5 6 10 0 0 4 8 5
Mar 1 LAC 35 13 11 6 0 0 1 2 8 9 14 0 0 6 5 1
Feb 27 MIN 38 11 12 8 0 0 3 5 8 1 2 0 0 4 8 3
Feb 25 CHA 34 4 11 8 1 3 1 1 4 2 2 0 0 3 8 2
Feb 23 MIL 33 8 16 2 0 0 2 3 9 2 2 0 0 6 10 2
Feb 21 PHO 36 3 12 8 1 1 2 1 5 1 2 0 0 6 6 1
Feb 20 at DET 33 10 14 4 0 1 4 4 8 2 4 0 0 5 9 6
Feb 12 CLE 31 10 15 8 0 1 1 2 6 6 10 0 0 5 10 3
Feb 10 SAC 17 2 2 4 0 0 0 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 5
Feb 8 at ORL 37 18 9 2 2 0 2 7 10 4 4 0 0 2 7 1
Feb 7 at NOP 25 2 7 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 7 1
Feb 4 at HOU 32 1 19 3 0 1 2 0 8 1 1 0 1 6 13 4
Jan 30 at PHO 33 9 10 5 1 2 1 3 8 3 3 0 0 4 6 3
Jan 29 at LAL 42 9 17 9 0 1 0 4 7 1 1 0 0 5 12 3
Jan 27 at GSW 40 18 15 6 2 0 2 7 12 4 4 0 0 7 8 3
Jan 25 MIA 22 4 5 2 0 2 0 1 5 2 2 0 0 2 3 2
Jan 23 at DAL 23 6 7 1 0 2 4 3 8 0 0 0 0 6 1 2
Jan 22 SAS                                
Jan 19 at CLE                                
Jan 17 ATL                                
Jan 16 at BOS                                
Jan 14 WAS 13 2 3 2 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 2
Jan 12 ORL 31 6 7 4 0 1 3 3 6 0 2 0 0 2 5 6
Jan 10 MIL 22 2 5 2 0 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 4 4
Jan 9 at WAS 27 3 10 2 0 1 1 1 5 1 2 0 0 2 8 2
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Jan 7 UTA 27 1 7 3 0 3 3 0 3 1 2 0 0 2 5 3
Jan 5 HOU 34 8 10 3 2 6 3 3 7 2 3 0 0 5 5 4
Jan 3 BOS 36 8 12 6 3 2 4 3 10 2 4 0 0 6 6 4
Jan 1 DEN 31 6 11 1 0 3 0 3 6 0 0 0 0 4 7 3
Dec 30 BKN 30 12 12 3 2 0 3 6 10 0 0 0 0 4 8 4
Dec 29 at IND 29 6 7 3 3 1 0 2 7 2 2 0 0 3 4 2
Dec 27 NOP 28 7 9 2 1 1 0 3 6 1 2 0 0 7 2 2
Dec 25 LAL 27 4 12 2 0 1 1 2 8 0 0 0 0 6 6 0
Dec 23 at WAS 29 8 11 1 1 1 3 4 12 0 2 0 0 3 8 1
Dec 22 TOR 30 14 4 4 1 0 3 4 4 6 8 0 0 0 4 2
Dec 19 at MEM 34 10 13 2 0 1 2 2 3 6 8 0 0 1 12 5
Dec 18 NYK 34 4 13 3 0 1 1 1 8 2 6 0 0 6 7 4
Dec 15 at ATL                                
Dec 14 at MIA                                
Dec 12 POR                                
Dec 10 BKN                                
Dec 6 GSW 33 16 5 3 0 1 2 7 8 2 2 0 0 2 3 2
Dec 3 at CHA 32 14 10 7 1 0 2 6 9 2 4 0 0 1 9 3
Dec 2 DAL 36 8 14 6 2 2 3 4 7 0 0 0 0 6 8 4
Nov 30 at BKN 32 3 10 3 1 1 5 1 3 1 4 0 1 2 8 5
Nov 28 at BOS 35 15 14 6 0 6 3 4 12 7 8 0 0 7 7 4
Nov 25 at DEN                                
Nov 24 at UTA 30 4 5 4 0 1 1 1 2 2 3 0 0 1 4 1
Nov 21 at POR 22 7 2 1 2 1 1 3 9 1 2 0 0 2 0 3
Nov 20 at SAC 37 10 11 6 1 1 1 5 13 0 0 0 0 5 6 5
Nov 17 at LAC 36 11 16 6 0 0 1 5 8 1 2 0 0 3 13 4
Nov 15 IND 32 7 4 6 0 2 0 3 4 1 2 0 0 1 3 2
Nov 13 at TOR 33 6 8 6 3 1 0 3 5 0 2 0 0 3 5 3
Nov 10 DET 32 13 14 6 0 0 0 5 13 3 4 0 0 2 12 3
Nov 8 BOS 31 13 11 6 1 0 3 6 13 1 2 0 0 5 6 2
Nov 7 at PHI 31 5 9 2 0 1 2 1 4 3 4 0 0 4 5 5
Nov 5 at MIL                                
Nov 4 ORL                                
Nov 1 at MIN 32 8 11 3 0 2 2 4 7 0 0 0 0 3 8 2
Oct 31 CLE 37 8 13 4 0 3 4 3 7 2 2 0 0 2 11 6
Oct 29 at NYK 20 3 6 2 0 3 2 1 4 1 2 0 0 2 4 2

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Joakim Noah: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Noah recorded 10 points (2-6 FG, 6-10 FT), 15 rebounds, seven assists and one block in 31 minutes Thursday against the Cavaliers.

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Noah scored two points (1-2 FG) and grabbed seven rebounds in 25 minutes Saturday night.

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Noah scored just one point (0-8 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 1-1 FT) with 19 rebounds, three assists and one block in 32 minutes during Wednesday's game against the Rockets.

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Noah said Tuesday that his knee and ankle are feeling good, Nick Friedell of ESPN reports.

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Noah (ankle) managed to log 22 minutes Sunday against the Heat. He posted four points, five rebounds, two assists, and two blocks.

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Noah (ankle) will play Sunday against the Heat, K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune reports.

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Noah (ankle) is probable to play Sunday against the Heat, K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune reports.

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Noah (ankle) scored six points (3-8 FG) and added seven rebounds, an assist, and two blocks in 23 minutes Friday.

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Noah (ankle) will play Friday against the Mavericks, ESPN Chicago's Nick Friedell reports.

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Noah (ankle) has been upgraded to questionable for Friday's game against the Mavericks, Nick Friedell of ESPN reports.

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Noah (ankle) will travel with the Bulls for Friday's game at Dallas, but his chances of playing are highly questionable, the Chicago Tribune reports.

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Noah has been ruled out for Thursday's game against the Spurs, Nick Friedell of ESPN Chicago reports.

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2014-15

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2013-14

By this point, Noah has solidified himself as one of the most productive all-around big men in the NBA. The defensive stalwart is entering his eighth season in the NBA. Last season, Noah averaged 12.6 points, 11.3 rebounds, 5.4 assists, 1.2 steals, and 1.5 blocks in 35 minutes per game while playing in 80 contests. The center was honored as the Defensive Player of the Year and received his second All-Star nod. Noah upped his assist total significantly for the second straight season, defining himself as one of the best passing big men in the NBA. With Derrick Rose returning, Noah won't be relied upon to set up his teammates as much, but the increase in assists is encouraging, nonetheless. The knock on Noah has always been his ability to score around the basket, and there's little reason to believe that he'll ever develop into a threatening offensive player. The center shot just 48 percent from the field last season, which ranked fourth-to-last among qualified centers. Don't expect his production on the glass to change dramatically, despite the departure of Carlos Boozer. Boozer and his replacement, Pau Gasol, had nearly identical rebound and usage rates last season. If energy and passion were measured in fantasy, Noah would be among the elite. Unfortunately, his contributions to the Bulls' success often doesn't appear in the box score.

2012-13

For the third consecutive season, Noah put together steady double-double production for the Bulls. The 27-year-old center finished the 2011-12 campaign with averages of 10.2 points, 9.8 rebounds and 1.4 blocks while playing 30 minutes per game. He was healthy for the regular season – appearing in 64 of 66 games – but suffered an ankle injury during the Bulls’ first-round loss to the Sixers in the playoffs. The injury forced Noah to miss the final three games of the series and also put him on the shelf for the Summer Olympics, where he was supposed to play for France. The extra time off this summer is expected to allow Noah to make a full recovery before the start of the 2012-13 season. Once the season gets underway, Noah is expected to play the same energy role that we’ve seen from him in years past. The only difference this time around is the Bulls could ask Noah to assume a slightly bigger offensive load, as Derrick Rose (knee) is hurt and Carlos Boozer is on the decline. While Noah should be valued at a price close or equal to the past two years, there is potential for his production to grow slightly, so take that into account when targeting him.

2011-12

Prior to a thumb injury in mid-December, Noah was on pace for a career season. The 26-year-old center posted averages of 14.0 points, 11.7 rebounds 2.7 assists, 1.2 steals and 1.6 blocks through the first 24 games. After returning from a two-month absence, Noah’s numbers dropped to 9.3 points, 9.0 rebounds, 1.8 assists, 0.8 steals and 1.4 blocks. Injuries are a concern with Noah going forward, as he has missed 52 out of 164 games over the past two seasons. None of his previous injuries appear to have potential for a lingering impact, but his propensity to get nicked up needs to be taken into account when targeting the Bulls big man. When healthy, though, Noah has proven to be a quality double-double option in fantasy. His offensive game isn’t pretty to watch, but he was surprisingly efficient (52.5 FG, 73.9 FT, 1.9 TO) last year and should be able to provide double-digit scoring going forward. Pair that with his rebounding and defensive production, and you have a solid all-around fantasy option at center that can be selected in the middle rounds of your draft.

2010-11

Despite modest scoring (10.7 ppg), Noah was one of the biggest steals in fantasy drafts last year, thanks to 11.0 rebounds, 2.1 assists, 0.5 steals and 1.6 blocks per game with solid shooting percentages (50.4 FG%, 74.4 FT%). But don't let those numbers fool you � there was a two-month stretch over February and March where a plantar fasciitis injury not only caused him to miss games but also deeply hampered his performance when on the court � he averaged just 16 minutes and five rebounds over this 12-game span. Bottom line, he might be Dwight Howard's biggest threat to lead the NBA in rebounding given a full year of health (though the addition of Carlos Boozer could admittedly lead to fewer boards). Some thought Noah was a stretch as a top-10 pick in the 2007 draft, but he's proven the doubters wrong, as he's a solid defender and remains an excellent passer.

2009-10

Noah’s strength lies in the energy he exudes onto the game. Unfortunately being an “energy” player doesn’t always translate into solid production, especially on the offensive end of the court. His jump shot is atrocious, but his tenacity for offensive rebounds gives him extra offensive possessions. While his offensive game lacks polish, and he lacks a reliable outside shot, Noah plays intelligently. He knows what he does well and efficiently uses those tools to create his production. Only 6 percent of his shot attempts were from the outside. The other 94 percent all came in the paint. Noah’s a gritty player whose energy and passion make him an intimidating defensive presence. The division of playing time between Tyrus Thomas, Brad Miller and Noah will significantly impact Noah’s production, but Noah’s coming out party in the playoffs last year has most likely solidified a starting role for him this season. His floor time jumped from 31 mpg in April to 38 mpg in the playoffs. Noah capitalized on the extra run and recorded dominant per-game rebounding (13.1) and block (2.1) numbers in the Bulls seven-game series with the Celtics. Noah is effective and produces without the basketball, an invaluable commodity when surrounded all of the scoring threats the Bulls have on their roster. He has low turnover numbers (1.03) and makes a respectable number of his free throw attempts (68%) for a big man.

2008-09

Noah fell into a great situation with the Bulls, a perimeter-based team with a need for a 7-footer that could defend. After Ben Wallace was traded Noah took full advantage of his increased opportunity to average more than nine points, seven boards, 51 percent field-goal shooting and more than a block and a steal per in 31 games as a starter. Noah is a high-energy player on both sides of the ball, disrupting passing lanes and blocking shots on defense while diving to the rim and crashing the boards on offense. He’s also a surprisingly good passer for a big man, having been a guard in high school, so he should eventually improve on his 1.1 apg.

2007-08

Noah was a great college player, but he’ll face significant challenges before he can become a fantasy relevant pro. In a best case scenario, Noah projects as an energy player that could potentially produce double-doubles with solid defensive stats and maybe even a few assists. In reality, Noah was drafted to a Bulls team that already has talented defensive/energy players at his position in Ben Wallace and Tyrus Thomas, and he missed summer-league play to rehab a slight tear in his rotator cuff. Moreover, his unimposing physique leads some NBA observers to believe that he’ll have trouble with the transition to the league. Look for Noah to struggle early, but if he does get enough minutes he seems to have the mindset, length and wiry quickness to overcome his smaller frame and become an effective pro. He could be a nice rebounds/blocks role player later in the season.