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Statistics

SEASONS

GP

FG%

3PT%

FT%

SPG

BPG

RPG

APG

PPG

2005-06 Guangdong

53

56.8

30.8

72.0

1.6

1.9

10.2

1.4

16.8

2005-06 Guangdong

53

57.4

35.7

75.3

2.0

2.3

9.6

1.2

20.5

2006-07 Guangdong

39

58.6

19.6

81.6

1.9

1.8

11.5

1.1

24.9

Totals

145

57.5

24.1

76.3

1.8

2.0

10.4

1.2

20.7

2007 Pre-Draft Scouting Report by Matthew Maurer

Assets
Good ball handler who has no problem taking opposing defenders off the dribble … Great finisher around the basket as he is capable of making some impressive dunks on the break … Fundamentally sound player with a decent basketball IQ and court awareness … Rarely does Jianlian force the issue, instead he let’s the game come to him … Unlike many players his size, he’s a great free throw shooter …Runs the floor especially well considering his size ... His perimeter shooting is very impressive as he can stretch the defense out to 18-20 feet comfortably … While he doesn’t own many back to the basket moves, Jianlian possesses a consistent turnaround jumper in the post … Does a great job of using his long body and athleticism to make an impact on the boards … Passes out of double teams well due to his court vision and awareness … Excels in an open court offense that promotes fast breaks thanks to his mobility and leaping ability … Rarely gets intimidated when physical play occurs … Although he’s been on the NBA draft radar for quite some time (and may be a few years older than his listed age) he appears to still have considerable upside … A solid help defender due to his lateral quickness and wingspan … Possesses quick hands that can disrupt passing lanes …

Liabilities
There is some concern as to what position he will play in the NBA; lacks the upper body strength and the back to the basket moves at power forward and is a bit long and rangy for the three … Needs to improve his three point shooting to play minutes & be effective at small forward … Despite vast improvements, Jianlian needs to continue to develop his upper body strength … At this point in his career, he’s more comfortable facing the basket than back to the basket … Although he doesn’t shy away from physical contact he can get disrupted with rough post play … Struggles to maintain his position in the low post as opposing defenders tend to push him out … Defensively he will not be the huge shot blocking presence that he is in the China due to his timing and the speed of the NBA game … Has a habit of putting the ball on the floor to achieve rhythm instead of keeping the ball high away from opposing guards …. Confidence can wavier in games when he’s struggling to score … Although listed as being born in 1987 many within China place him between 1985-1986 … Doesn’t always play defensive with great intensity, won’t be able to get away with it in the NBA …

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