PLAYER RANGE: NBA Role Player - NBA Top Starter
PLAYER COMPARISON: Dwight Howard
UNDENIABLE SKILL: Rebounding, shot blocking
STRENGTHS: Duren has a NBA ready body at just 18 years old. His ability to alter and block shots is probably his strongest trait outside of rebounding. Duren gobbles up rebounds like Pac Man gobbles up white dots. Duren is a strong finisher and elite lob threat. He has a very impressive catch radius and has great hands catching passes in the air. Very strong presence around the basket. Duren shows great vertical pop and leaping ability. Duren routinely exhibits the capacity to make competent decisions with the basketball in the short roll. Has flashes of being an above average passer.
CONCERNS: Duren’s offensive game with his back to the basket is still a work in progress. So far, he’s mainly just a finisher. Not a very agile player. He plays stiff. Offensive output is highly dependent on guards that can create shots for him to finish at the rim.