O’Bryant, a 6’9 power forward set to enter his third season in the NBA, hasn’t been able to crack the Milwaukee Bucks’ rotation over the last two years. Milwaukee drafted him as the 36th overall pick in the 2014 draft out of LSU, but he’s struggled to transition to the NBA.
In 66 contests last season, O’Bryant averaged 3.0 points, 2.7 rebounds, and shot 40.9 percent from the field in 13 minutes per night. He’s showed great potential as a rebounder because of his size, but he struggles on defensive and is very mediocre on the offensive end.
On shots inside the restricted area, O’Bryant only buckets 47.2 percent of his attempts–almost unfathomable for a big man. He does, however, have a mid-range jump shot that’s mildly effective, which, if developed properly, could turn him into a respectable pick-and-pop player.
Unfortunately, being a defensive liability hinders his progress. He hands out a lot of fouls and is still trying to adjust to playing defense in the NBA. As he matures, he’ll become a better, more disciplined defender, especially in Washington where he’ll have the opportunity to learn from Marcin Gortat and Ian Mahinmi–two guys who aren’t game changers defensively, but solid ones.
Stats courtesy of Basketball-Reference
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