Wizards Player Profiles: Trevor Booker

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November 13, 2012; Charlotte, NC, USA; Washington Wizards forward Trevor Booker (35) gets a rebound during the game against the Charlotte Bobcats at Time Warner Cable Arena. Mandatory Credit: Sam Sharpe-USA TODAY Sports

Ben Mehic: I’m probably as big of a Trevor Booker fan as there is out there, but his flaws cannot go unnoticed.

Although a bit undersized, Trevor Booker consistently plays with the effort needed on a team with just 29 wins. He’s been unable to stay healthy since starting his rookie campaign with the Wizards, but when he plays, he always finds a way to stay productive. He still doesn’t have the skill set to become a legitimate low post threat, but his athleticism helps him find the ball in the basket. Late in his rookie season, we saw Booker develop a decent mid range jump shot, which helped extend the defense. Booker did have a few games this season where his jump shot looked better, but for the most part, he struggled to knock it down with consistency.

It’s tough to even analyze Booker’s season, since his career has been rather inconsistent thus far. He needs to start separating himself from Jan Vesely and Chris Singleton if he wants to remain with the nation’s capital. When Nene went down with injuries, and he did quite frequently, Booker always managed to stay ready. I commend his hustle and “never give up” way of playing basketball, but at some point, the Cook Book needs to add more ingredients to his game.

Grade: C

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