PLAYER RANGE: NBA Contributor - NBA All-Star
PLAYER COMPARISON: Paul Millsap, Eric Paschall
UNDENIABLE SKILL: Lock Down Defense
STRENGTHS: Liddel is an uber productive player. He utilizes a 7’0″ wingspan and toughness which allows him to have a great deal of success offensively and defensively against bigger, larger opponents. Lidell largely utilizes his speed and, or, physicality to overpower and, or, get around taller, bigger defenders. Lidell can play really well with finesse or physicality. He routinely commands a double team on the low block when his back to the basket. He makes great passes out of the double teams and find open teammates. He’s great at knowing and understanding when to use the appropriate plan of attack. Lidell also offers a ton of value on the defensive end. He plays great positional defense and slides his feet very well. He displays a great deal of later quickness to stay with guards and strenght, length and low center of gravity to neutralize players taller than him. Lidell also yields the capacity to make high end athletic plays blocking shots and serving as a rim protector. Lidell is a culture setter.
CONCERNS: A bit undersized. Would like to see him boost his free throw percentage up from the low 70s.