Vertical threat, very patient on offense til attacking the rim
Knows his role on offense, relying on spacing and timing
Good rim finishing
Uses his length well to be able to create deflections and contention in the paint
Excels in executing, and scoring, in the pick and roll, as a roller
Has a long frame, but does not have lateral quickness
Cannot defend the cut or roll from similarly large players
Does not defend the transition attack in the paint very well
He often bites the ball handler
Willl get bullied in the post by other bigs
Gave up a combined defensive 76% opponent FG% in the Restricted Area in Transition & Cuts
Turnovers from offensive fouls due to setting hard screens
Ismaël is a long, bouncy, and athletic big that operates as a cutter, primarily working the baseline and dunker area. Although limited in defensive aspects aside from basic rim protection, he does struggle in PnR coverage and is often too late on help defense.
Kamagate is an above average defensively versatile big, ranking in the 55th percentile. He has an interesting profile. He did not foul once guarding non-bigs, he is a very positive switch defender but struggles out of position, and uses his length to close out on three-point shooters very well.
This data was hand-tracked by AJ Wahl and Bryon Cook. Every single defensive possesion of each player's season was analyzed. This dataset includes all possessions when the defender is guarding on-ball, in man-to-man, and against a player not within their position group who shoots the ball, is fouled, or commits a turnover. The percentile listed above is a players standing compared to their postion group calculated by compliling and weighing various different metrics derrived from the hand-tracked data. This data only measures a portion of a player's impact, but it is clear that the ability to defend out of one's position group is a vital skill to contributing to winning basketball at the professional level.