Former Arizona small forward Hassan Adams fell a little further than was expected in the 2006 NBA Draft but he finally was selected. Adams was taken by the New Jersey Nets with the 54th selection of the draft. In New Jersey, should Adams make the team, he'll join a roster that already features...[details]
Strengths: A physical specimen. Adams has outstanding length and strength to compliment his all-around athletic ability. Offensively, Adams is at his best either in transition or when spotting up for mid-range jumpers. He can also overpower defenders on his way to the hoop through the use of short dribbles. Defensively, Adams is outstanding thanks to his wingspan, tenacity, lateral quickness and terrific strengths. He also excels on the glass, particularly grabbing offensive rebounds.
Weaknesses: Adams' height is less than ideal. That wouldn't be as much of an issue if he showed more skills of a pure shooting guard, but he leans more towards small forward. His perimeter shooting is a major weakness, only hitting 17 3-pointers from college range with 26 percent accuracy. His ball-handling skills are also not up to par. As a decision maker, Adams has a tendency to force the issue, especially with his shot selection. He still doesn't seem to have a great feel for what his strengths and weaknesses are as a player.