A beast of a big with shockingly good handles and an offensive skill set but scouts question his athleticism at the next level.
There was a lot of hype heading into the college basketball season about the big man heading to LSU. Naz Reid is built like a fridge. He's got an impressive frame with some serious bulk, but what stands out the most is his offensive tools. He's a fantastic ball handler for his size and he has an intriguing offensive skill set that would make him an ideal modern day NBA big. Reid didn't meet all of the hype in his only year at LSU, but some could argue that he continued to show progress as the year went on.
A Slow-Mo version of Julius Randle
Can heart you in a variety of ways offensively. His impressive ball handling for a big allows him to put the ball on the floor and finish around the rim with soft touch and his impressive wingspan.
A Beast inside on the boards. Throws his body around and stays active on the glass. Follows his own shot. That's important folks.
Their's some serious potential for his best offensive to be ahead of him still. He needs some tuning with his fundamentals but has the potential to turn into a floor spacer with his shooting ability from outside. Can shoot off the bounce.
Heavy build makes him struggle with overall explosiveness. Doesn't get vertical very well, which makes life difficult for him at times in the paint. Not a great shot blocking threat.
He hustles but is a bit slow in his movements. Doesn't get going well in terms of lateral movement. Could find himself foul prone with switchable lineups.
You will find plenty of NBA personnel that are believers that Naz Reid can become a nice weapon in the modern NBA. He shows too many intriguing flashes on tape that make you convinced he can turn into an offensive weapon. He's going to need to become more consistent overall and he could use some additional quickness on the defensive side of the ball. If his outside shooting continues to progress, he could become a worthy role player in this league.