Gregg Popovich noted that he is expected Jakob Poeltl to take a leap offensively. He is already a defensive stud who helps the Spurs protect the rim. The big man had a scoring average of 5.5 per game last season. His career-high against the Utah Jazz scoring 20 points. Poeltl converted 47% of his shot in the midrange. His improvement offensively will not get the result overnight. But because he is a hardworking man they can find a way to contribute.
By attacking the rim they can use Jakob Poeltl as the screener. The Spurs are a good pick in roll team which Jakob finishes well at the rim. The team had DeMar DeRozan, Dejounte Murray and Derrick White who loves to get into the rim. Where he can get how to position himself to get the ball and chance to score. These guards can attack the defender on their way to the rim because of their explosiveness. With this, it may lead to an opening for Poeltl when his man comes to help. He knows perfectly when to run to the rim for an easy layup.
The big man is best to position himself to get offensive rebounds. He can make an easy score in this situation because of his size. Because his man busy for a help defense Poeltl take advantage of it. From basketball reference, he averages 5 offensive rebounds per 36 minutes. That’s a lot of second-chance opportunities for the team. Poeltl converted 70% of his attempts beyond three feet.
The last one Jakob Poeltl needs to improve is his free throw shooting. He just shoots 53% of it worst than Tim Duncan.