Jelani McCoy had a nice showing in todays opening game despite coming off the bench and playing only 26 minutes. McCoy has always been primarily a defensive player and today he displayed some nice offensive moves and smart decision making. He finished 6-for-6 from the field including a nice left-handed lay in late in the game where he switched hands on the way up. He has trouble establishing good position on the block, but does a good job getting after missed shots. He also showed off some nice interior passing skills with 5 assists.
McCoy is a good shot blocker and had two today but needs to be more aggressive on the defensive boards he had only two defensive rebounds. He also needs to be stronger and do a better job of holding his ground.
McCoy is an NBA veteran who already saw some action this season with the Denver Nuggets. Hes a bit undersized, but the lack of size in the D-League and his previous NBA experience makes him a safe call-up candidate for an NBA team. Some NBA teams will refuse to deal with him because of past issues, but he could be a stop-gap for the remaining teams in the NBA.