Thursday, September 12, 2013
Player Profile: Leon Tolksdorf
The Good: He’s shown that he can knock down the outside shot and has some size to him to not get knocked off a spot on defense. There just isn’t a lot of game tape to point out a lot of his upside at the moment.
The Bad: He hasn’t been able to rebound the basketball and for this team that is a necessity. He’s literally a one dimension player at this point and needs to develop a dribble drive, post up game, or mid-ranged shot to stop teams from crowding him at the 3-point line.
Looking Ahead: This is an important year for Leon. If he can show an improvement in rebounding the basketball then he will play and anything he gives this team offensively will be a luxury. His main focus should be clearing space and battling for those 50/50 balls. With a lack of depth on the front line, the opportunity is there for Tolksdorf. It is up to him to seize the opportunity and make the most of it.