Cheick Diallo (NOP) – “Cheick Ball”
Power Forward/Center: 6’9, 220 lbs; 2nd year, Kansas
NBA Role: (raw) two-way big
Despite his lack of experience, investing in Cheick Diallo could pay off big in a couple years; raw project but Diallo isn’t ‘unpolished’ – has a long way but he’s comfortable w/ around the rim; great athlete, may be stuck between positions; improving as a shooter, needs to develop an outside game; works hard on the glass – is Diallo eventually a more offensive-oriented Bismack Biyombo (ORL)?* – Diallo’s motor is high, features similar athleticism & possession-controlling potential; outside of AD & Boogie, Pelicans are struggling up front…can Diallo contribute now or will Alvin Gentry have to wait a bit longer?
*yes, Biz is now a barometer for many young bigs after his breakout postseason performance (and subsequent $70 million+ contract last summer)
DOG Status: UnderDOG
Signature Shot: TBD.
(*factory setting*) NBA 2K17 Rating: 67
Couple DOG Facts:
- Career: 5.1 points/game, 4.3 rebounds/game, 47% FG
- Jordan Brand Classic MVP (2015)