Biography Tristan Thompson Power Forward Texas
Physical Ability: Thompson has the ability to dominate the paint.
Durability: Thompson has excellent durability for a big.
Basketball IQ: Thompson has a very high basketball IQ.
Learning Rate: Thompson can learn new NBA plays that coaches call at a very fast rate.
Awareness: Top notch awareness at both ends of the floor.
Intangibles: Thompson has a lot to offer along with his teammate Jordan Hamilton at small forward.
Short Range Accuracy: Tristan Thompson has amazing short range accuracy.
Jumper: Thompson has an effective turnaround jumper which he can use by either shoulder.
Ball Handler: Despite Thompson’s size he handles the ball well.
Dribbling Ability: Thompson has a power dribble move that he can use to get to the basket.
Leaping Ability: Thompson has amazing leaping ability for a power forward.
Box Out Defender: Thompson is a top notch defender.
Height: Thompson’s height allows him to boost his defensive stats. Thompson is 6 foot 8.
Rebounder: Thompson is an excellent rebounder from both ends of the floor on offense and defense.
Shot Blocker: Thompson is a premier shot blocker on swatting shots keeping shooters from getting their shots off. Even when shooters get their shot off he contests the shot unless he was anticipating a layup therefore boxing out.
High Motor: Tristan Thompson has a really high motor.
Versatility: Thompson has the versatility to be a 4 as a power forward or a 3 as a small forward.
Production: Thompson got Texas to the 2nd round of the NCAA Mens Basketball Tournament.
Potential: Thompson has the potential to succeed in the NBA.
Size: Tristan Thompson has the size of a 3 at small forward weighing in at 6 foot 8 230 pounds. Thompson was a 4 at Texas at power forward while his teammate Jordan Hamilton played the 3 at small forward.
Medium Range Accuracy: Thompson has poor medium range accuracy.
Long Range Accuracy: Thompson needs to improve his long range accuracy and touch when releasing his shots.
Struggles When Dealing With Double Teams: Thompson reacts poorly to double teams.
Footwork: Thompson’s footwork has to get quicker in general, but his footwork has to get quicker in the post.
Free Throw Shooting: Thompson is an inconsistent free throw shooter who will shoot 1/2 at the line.
My thoughts on Tristan Thompson. Thompson has the ability to succeed, but he may have to move to the 3 at small forward rather than playing the 4 at power forward.