Aaron Jarrell Hammons (DAL) – “AJ

(Ray Carlin/USA TODAY Sports)
(Ray Carlin/USA TODAY Sports)

Profile:

DAL Center: 7’0, 260 lbs; 2nd year, Purdue

NBA Role: (raw) backup pivot UnderDOG

AJ Hammons fell to the second round of the 2016 Draft – he’s intriguing at 7-feet, 260 but never quite put everything together at Purdue; good all-around skills but Hammons hasn’t always brought the right mindset in the past – susceptible to going w/ the flow instead of imposing his will; good touch in the paint, can score short hooks, floaters & midrangers; can he protect the lane v. NBA athletes? – Hammons sent a lot of shots packing in college but avoiding fouls and keeping up w/ fast paced styles will be a challenge; likely to spend time in the D-League – Coach Carlisle needs to see a meaner version of AJ before he’s awarded w/ extended PT

Signature Shot: TBD.

(*factory setting*) NBA 2K17 Rating: 69

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Couple DOG Facts:

  • Career: 2.2 points/game, 1.6 rebounds/game, 41% FG
  • First Team All-Big 10 (2016)

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