Overview: A Brazilian power forward who makes a living by outworking the opposition. Has decent size and good bulk. Isnt a great athlete, but gets more out of what he has than almost any other player in the League. Doesnt have the best offensive skills, but does the little things on both ends. His holdout kept him off the floor for the first fifth of his third season as a pro. Asked for starters money but wound up settling for the MLE. A truly unique energy player who is arguably the Leagues best at drawing offensive fouls.
Offense: Gets most of his offensive touches in typical hustle player fashion: from offensive rebounds and cuts to the rim. Doesnt have any midrange game. Has a mediocre midrange jumper that is more of a push than a shot. Does a ton of dirty-work underneath as soon as he gets on the floor. Has good touch at the rim. Uses fakes well to get open looks when he is posted up. Fights hard for position. Runs the floor relentlessly. Sets great screens and rolls to the basket extremely well. Wont dunk unless he has a clear path the rim, but doesnt get blocked as often as other players with similar habits. Is capable of putting the ball on the floor, but isnt going to do a whole lot once he does. Not turnover prone.
Defense: Takes charges better than any player in the League. Moves unbelievably well from the weak-side, and almost always sets up outside of the restricted area. Wont block many shots when rotating. Will get on the floor for loose balls. Knows how to work officials and draw offensive fouls using his body language. Works hard in the post to deny entry passes.