JasonStern wrote:Oden2 wrote:tj leaf on a 2 way contract. I don’t know much about him other than he was decent at UCLA. If nothing else at least he’s a big body
Tough loss for the Fort Wayne Mad Ants.
Leaf continually refused assignments to Ft. Wayne when he was with us.
d-train wrote:I watched TJ Leaf a couple times with Pacers. My impression was he couldn't play dead. I expect nothing good out of him. Maybe he will be a handy practice player.
d-train wrote:Oden2 wrote:tj leaf on a 2 way contract. I don’t know much about him other than he was decent at UCLA. If nothing else at least he’s a big body
He's a big stiff. It looks like his feet weigh 50lbs each. He was a 1st round pick, so he must be more talented than he looked to me.
He’s got some talent in some ways. We wanted him to be a stretch 4, and he’s definitely not. I don’t know why, but he kept bulking up, and lost more and more mobility, and developed maybe the flattest arc on his 3 point shot I’ve ever seen. If it doesn’t go absolute perfect, it has absolutely no chance. He does have some nifty moves to get to the basket though. Solid on post ups, spins to the rim, etc. He’s the kind of guy you could have run the baseline or hang in the dunkers spot and get some solid buckets out of. He was also probably the 2nd best natural rebounder we had, behind Sabonis?
BUT...he’s pretty terrible defensively. He’s got no lateral movement to defend to the perimeter, though he tries and he seems to be smart on his movements, he’s just still a couple steps too slow. I’d consider him a small ball 5 more than anything else, and he should be expected to operate in the lane, more than anything else.
I wouldn’t plan on him making it here, unless he absolutely rebuilt his mobility, and his long-range shot. But, he’s a body, and he’s a rebounder. On a 2 way, he’s not terrible, but I’d personally look elsewhere.