Basketball Intelligence for 9/25/23
The Day's Best Basketball Reporting And Analysis
Life in the G, with author Alex Squadron
Ray LeBov/Mike Shearer, Basketball Intelligence
The 1 Skill Every Top NBA Rookie Needs to Hone in Training Camp
Jonathan Wasserman, Bleacher Report
Five talking points from the 2023 NBL Blitz
Jordan McCallum, The Pick and Roll
ATL: Hawks Need To Figure Out Okongwu Future, And Soon
Morten Stig Jensen, Forbes
Defensively, he isn't much of a downgrade from Capela, although he gives up a little size - Capela is 6'10 and plays even bigger. Where Capela is more reactive, and relies on his great instincts, Okongwu is a thinker. He prioritizes positioning, surveys angles, and maps out the floor more due to the fact that he's undersized.
You wouldn't know it by looking at his numbers. Adjusted to Per36, Okongwu produces 15.4 points, 11.2 rebounds, and 2.1 blocks per game, while converting on almost 64% of his shots, and over 78% from the foul line. He also rarely turns the ball over, and he's gotten better at fouling less every single year of his career.
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