San Antonio Spurs Draft: Cady Lalanne Profile
Cady Lalanne: 23-years old, UMass, Power Forward/Center
Draft Express Measurements: 6″8.25 (without shoes), 7″5 wingspan, 241-pounds
2014-15 Stats: 11.6 points, 9.5 rebounds, 0.3 assists, 1.9 blocks, 0.6 steals, 55% field goals, 64% free-throws, 17% threes, 2.5 turnovers, 29 mpg
Quick Season Review: Cady Lalanne was a walking double-double at Massachusetts as a senior last year. UMass had a disappointing season as they went 17-15 overall after going 24-9 last year. The Minutemen’s season ended in a 76-69 loss to LaSalle in the first round of the Atlantic 10 Tournament. Lalanne went for 17 points and 16 rebounds.
Strengths: NBA-ready body. Terrific rebounder and shot-blocker. Incredible wingspan. Efficient around the basket. Good defender. Plays with a high motor. Excellent offensive rebounder.
Weaknesses: Age. A bit raw. Can improve free-throw shooting. Decision making questionable at times. Must improve passing. Can’t create his own offense.
Where He Helps the Spurs?
Lalanne is a terrific rebounder and shot-blocker, he also plays with lots of energy. Lalanne might never be a good scorer at the next level, but he will be an energy guy that plays hard.
NBA Comparison: Cole Aldrich
Like Cole Aldrich, Lalanne lacks the offensive skills to change a game. Both are good rebounders and shot blockers, they also play with lots of energy.
Below is a Cady Lalanne highlights video uploaded by North Dallas.
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