Alexis Ajinca

Alexis Ajinca (NOP) “Guest Star” nike

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NOP Center: 7’2, 248 lbs; 8th year, France 

NBA Role: offensive-minded pivot

No matter the circumstance, Alexis Ajinca seems to play well in an understudy/“guest” starter role; talent is prevalent but when (if ever) will Ajinca break out?; roll scorer: Alexis either strides down the lane or pops out for a J; underrated aspect of his offense? escape dribble pull-ups (nice footwork for a 7-footer) – Ajinca’s pretty nasty for a “Who He Play For?” five man – rises up with confidence, gets by hard charging defenders; gets postered…a lot, the drawback of going after shots on the inside; needs to adopt more of a mean streak on the glass; does Alvin Gentry’s system cater to him & AD at the same time or is Ajinca destined to remain a ‘third’ big?first name is pronounced “uh-lex-ee”*

*awful phonetic breakdown? yes. — solid try? also, yes.

DOG Status: UnderDOG

Signature Shot: turnaround J

(*factory setting*) NBA 2K17 Rating: 73


Couple DOG Facts:

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  • Career: 5.3 points/game, 3.9 rebounds/game, 50% FG
  • Drafted 20th overall (CHA Bobcats, 2008)