Mason Plumlee

Mason Plumlee (DEN) – “Plumdog Millionaire” nike

Mason P
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DEN Center: 6’11, 235 lbs; 5th year, Duke

NBA Role: athletic pivot • UnderDOG

Mason Plumlee: THE most underrated center in the NBA; Nuggets are young and wanna run, which suits Mason’s game to a tee – gained valuable experience with Team USA during the 2014 FIBA World Championship, played more than many anticipated mainly* because he runs the floor so well; will jam on you in transition – or after a miss – but isn’t a super polished offensive player – struggles to score outside of 15 feet, midrange J needs more work (slight hitch, shoots a bit slow); needs to add a few more moves while posting (& facing) up; extremely confident ‘slip playmaker’ – Mason opens himself up after setting hard screens up top  – catches the rock, stays patient & dishes to an open guy…undervalued to have a center capable of doing this; acquired by DEN (Feb. ’17) – potential X-Factor in Coach Malone’s second unit

*the other part is…Duke

Signature Slam: two-handed, alley-oop finish

(*factory setting*) NBA 2K17 Rating: 78


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Career: 9 points/game, 6.5 rebounds/game, 56% FG

Younger brother of Miles (CHA), older brother of Marshall (NYK)

NBA All-Rookie First Team (2014) mason-p

NCAA Champion (2010) duke-natl-title

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“Featured Lights”

  • “Plumlee, the Passer” – (Mason) Plumlee can pass (via DownToBuck; Apr. 2016):