Player Profile: Justin Anderson

The Dallas Mavericks picked Justin Anderson with their 21st pick in the first round of the draft. Let’s take a closer look at this young man:

Justin Anderson

justin anderson

College: Virginia

Position: Forward

Height: 6-6

Weight: 230

Wingspan: 6-11

Vertical: 43 in.

Stats: (Click to enlarge) 

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The consensus opinion on Anderson is that he’s a hard-worker, an improved shooter, and a good defender. He almost made my draft wish list but I didn’t feel he filled a role needed for the Mavs. But after being convinced by Mavericks’ staff and social media, I believe he can be a contributor on this team. He does a little bit of everything well and it’s been thrown around that he’s a Jae Crowder type of player. While he does a little bit of everything, he doesn’t really do any one thing extraordinarily well. The biggest concern I had for him was that since the Mavericks invested so much money in Chandler Parsons and all signs point to Al-Farouq Aminu returning, I didn’t see many minutes coming his way. But Anderson can play the 3-4 and possibly the 2. He plays very hard and is a Carlisle kind of guy. With his versatility and work ethic he’ll find some minutes. He has a wingspan of a much taller man and has an NBA body *pause*. He must continue to improve his 3 point shooting but this was a solid selection at 21.

You’ve got that Bright!

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