Frank Kaminsky: NBA Draft

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Frank Kaminsky After four tremendous years and a storied tale at Wisconsin, Frank Kaminsky was poised to take the next step in his career by declaring for the NBA Draft. The once unheralded recruit was high on the wish list of a number of teams, including the Boston Celtics who in an attempt to land him, offered not four, not five, but six draft picks to his eventual team in Charlotte Hornets who took him at No. 9 slot. Indeed, his path the college stardom was unlikely at one point, as the three-star recruit out of Lisle, Illinois averaged just a shade over 10 minutes per game in his fist two years in Madison. It wasn’t until his breakout junior year in 2013-2014 that his role solidified and his importance understood. By the end of his senior season, he saw averages of 18.8 points, 8.2 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 1.5 blocks in 33.6 minutes. During his last two years, Kaminsky was an unrelenting force in leading…show more content…
At a large 7-foot-1 and 242 pounds, he’s able to effectively score in the post as he has great fundamental footwork to compliment his array of savvy post moves. His inside-outside game relies on his soft 3-point stroke to keep defenses honest and he’s able to put the ball on the floor and finish with both hands at the hoop when needed. He doesn’t shy away from contact as he shot 78% from the charity stripe in his final year at Wisconsin and was an exceptionally good passer for a big man. Kaminsky’s rebounding rate is solid, even for his position. His offensive game is perfectly suited to fit a team that needs a modern day stretch four, which is exactly what MJ’s hornets are. Legitimate 7-footers that can help facilitate an efficient offense are hard to come by, so it’s easy to see why Charlotte didn’t hesitate at the opportunity to draft the reigning Naismith College Player of the

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