Pistons draft: A skilled stretch big for the 2nd round

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Orlando Robinson #10 of the Fresno State Bulldogs (Photo by Sam Wasson/Getty Images)

2022 NBA Draft: Orlando Robinson’s strengths and weaknesses

The junior big man has improved all three seasons at Fresno State, topping out this year averaging 19.4 points, 8.4 rebounds, 2.9 assists and 1.2 blocks per game.

If Robinson is to have a career in the NBA, it will be as a stretch big, as he can shoot the ball, hitting 35 percent of his 3-point shots on nearly three attempts per game.

He’s good off the ball and is adept at making plays for his teammates when he’s on it, with nice passing touch for a 7-footer.

He’s a good rebounder and an active defender, though certainly not an elite rim protector for a guy his size. However, he moves really well for a big man and is a plus athlete, so he could improve as a shot blocker and rim runner in the NBA.

His shooting touch is what will intrigue scouts, as a big man who can shoot will always have a job in the NBA. He’s also got a competitive streak on defense that should eventually serve him well.

He’s a skilled big as you can see in these highlights, and would give the Pistons an upgrade of athleticism and shooting from their 3rd center position.

If he is still there when the Detroit Pistons choose at 46th, he’ll be a guy they take a look at, as he is potentially a nice fit.

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