Created on 5/8/21. Written by Alan Lu.
Projected Draft Range: Lottery
Excels at scoring on off-ball motion plays
Adequate scorer off the dribble
Can post up smaller players
Very good shot blocker
Adept at collecting steals
Can struggle to score in traffic
May lack an elite first step off the dribble
Can be reluctant to take threes
Prone to hoisting up questionable shots
Not an elite ball handler
Can play too wildly on offense
Gambles too much defensively
A.J. Griffin is an athletic, skilled swingman that can score and defend when he is on the court. He is a versatile scorer that can knock down shots from anywhere on the court, and he is a rangy defender that can guard multiple positions. On the other hand, he can tend to force the issue too much on offense at times, and he will sometimes try to go for steals too much, which can lead him to be out of position defensively.
Currently, he is a very talented prospect that has a solid set of all-around skills. Griffin looks to have a great deal of upside, and he currently projects to go in the lottery in the 2022 draft.
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