Frank KaminskyHt/Wt: 7' 0" / 242 lbs
2015 Draft Profile - Frank KaminskyStrengths
Kaminsky is a legitimate seven-footer with a solid frame that gives him good overall size at the center position. He uses his frame well on the glass and to finish through contact inside. For his size, he has decent mobility, whether it's going after a rebound or putting the ball on the deck to attack the basket. He has nice touch around the rim as well, which allows him to finish plays. The big man is an excellent back to the basket player, usually finishing off a post move with a soft jump hook.
Perhaps the most intriguing skill that Kaminsky possesses is his shooting stroke. His range extends out to the three point line, allowing him to contribute in a multitude of ways offensively. He can be used in pick and roll situations, plus he can pick and pop or post up. His shooting ability means he can step away from the basket and effectively space the floor, giving ball-handlers room to operate while remaining a threat to score. If defenders close out too hard, he's able to go by them and still create a good look for himself, so he's not limited to just standing and shooting from midrange or the perimeter.
An average wingspan and an absence of explosiveness could be problematic for Kaminsky in the NBA against elite size, length and athleticism. He's able to go through a lot of defenders in college, but will have to learn to finish over big men at the next level. It could also affect him in the rebounding department whenever he needs to secure a board in traffic. He may lose out on a lot of rebounds to longer, more explosive big men.
His overall game on the defensive end needs work if he doesn't want to be a detriment to his team on that side of the ball. Kaminsky struggles as a rim protector because of a lack of leaping ability and length. His awareness is nonexistent far too often as well, due to losing sight of the basketball or simply not paying attention to the whole floor. Defending face-up big men along with pick and rolls will be tricky for him because of his awful lateral quickness. He has to sag off quite a bit which allows ball-handlers to just pull up and get an open midrange jumper.
NBA Player Comparison
Kaminsky has some traits similar to certain active NBA players, but he's virtually a carbon copy of retired big man Brad Miller, who had most of his best years with the Sacramento Kings. Miller was also a bulky seven-footer that had incredible strength and was able to step out and knock down jump shots. He was never a defensive anchor or rim protector because he simply didn't have leaping ability or explosiveness. He wasn't a superstar by any means, but he was a quality big man for years, earning two trips to the All-Star game in his career. Kaminsky projects practically the same as Miller, and very well could emulate his type of production in the NBA.
PPG: 17.7 RPG: 8.3 APG: 2.5 SPG: 0.8 BPG: 1.6 FG%: 54.6 FT%: 75.8 3PT%: 40.9
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