Scouting Report: Frank Kaminsky

Frank Kaminsky is a power forward/center for the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Kaminsky is 7’0. Kaminsky is averaging 32.6 minutes per game, 18.2 points per game, 8.1 rebounds per game, 2.7 assists per game, 1.6 blocks per game, while shooting 55.6% from the field, and 39.0% from three.


  • Great shooting touch
  • Ability to stretch the floor
  • Back to the basket scorer
  • Face-up ability
  • High basketball IQ
  • Great passer
  • Although not a great defense-man, he can hold his own
  • Great footwork


  • Average athlete
  • Needs to add strength for the NBA level
  • Already at his ceiling for potential
  • Needs improvement in rebounding


Kaminsky is a guy you bring into your franchise who will immediately help your team out. Although he has already hit his ceiling as a player, the skills he does possess on the offensive side of the ball should allow for him to thrive against slower big men and be a force in the paint with his surplus of moves. His passing game is great and his ability to read the defense to make accurate passes will greatly help his offensive presence in the NBA. On the defensive side of the ball, he needs to add strength to his frame without sacrificing any of his quickness. If he does not add strength, he will be bullied all day long by the much stronger big men in the NBA today, and be a defensive liability. When Kaminsky faced a considered “NBA talent” guy in Jahlil Okafor, he was absolutely torched on the defensive side by Okafor using his strength to outplay Kaminsky. With that all being said, Kaminsky should go in the late lottery picks to the late teens. A perfect fit for Kaminsky would be the Houston Rockets, Sacramento Kings, or the Milwaukee Bucks. All these teams could use a guy that can play power forward or center and stretch the floor.

Pro Comparison:

Kelly Olynyk

Both Kaminsky and Olynyk are not very athletic players but they both have great shooting strokes and ability to shoot from any part of the court that allowed for them to thrive in college. Both were great passers that also have great hands and know what to do with the ball when they receive it. On the defensive side of the ball, both are not very strong, which leads to question about rebounding in the NBA, both have questionable length to defend at a high level, and are not great shot blockers but have such great awareness that it allows for them to adequately defend the rim. The intensity and high motor that both of these players play with will allow for some to forget their lack of athleticism and see them not as stars for them, but as valuable contributors for their team.

By: Mac Crowe @Mac_Truck17



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