An Analysis of Wilson Chandler of the New York Knicks

August 2nd, 2010 by David Glazer Leave a reply »
Wilson Chandler is an athlete.

At 6'8", 220 pounds, he is sculpted, fast, and can jump. His athleticism makes him versatile on defense.

As a basketball player, he is a natural small forward (or "three"). He drives the ball well and shoots well on contested shots in the paint. He can draw fouls and hits his free throws.

Chandler had a very good season statistically last year. He scored 15.3 points per game on 47.9 percent shooting from the field and 80.6 percent from the free throw line.

He averaged 5.3 rebounds per game while shifting between shooting guard and small forward. He had more assists than turnovers and even blocked 0.8 shots per game as a wing player.

On offense, he drives almost exclusively to his right when going to the rim. When he drives left he usually pulls up for a mid-range jump shot, or looks to pass. He needs to improve his left-hand dribbling to improve his driving ability.

He has good hand/arm mechanics on his jump shot. He repeats the motion and has good back spin on his shot. His shot is a little flat and he lacks range.

His inconsistency on his jump shot from range is due ...

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