Knows how to absorb contact and still finish around the rim
Quick on his feet and pretty agile for a big guy
Good touch around the rim
Serious red flag due to character issues
Concerns about his coachability and desire to help a team
Lacks a toughness you would expect from someone his size
Not a tenacious rebounder
Moving his feet on the defensive end
Needs to get in better shape
Summary: As if there were not enough red flags surrounding Sidney, the latest fight with teammate Elgin Bailey in the stands during the Diamond Head Classic kills his NBA Draft stock. No team will give him the guaranteed money of a first-round pick so he will have to hope that someone takes a second-round flier on him despite all these character issues. More than likely, Sidney has D-League written all over him if does declare for the draft this summer which seems very likely due to his status at Mississippi State being up in the air.
Player Comparison: Zach Randolph. From their early maturity issues, to their big bodies, to their ability to step out and knock down mid-range jumpers; this comparison seems pretty spot on. If Sidney can ever it figure it out like Randolph eventually did, the skill set is there for him to be a talented NBA player. That is a big "if" though.
Interesting comparison. If the excuses are true then I'd say this could definitely be the next Jay Cutler. Like a lot of athletes with talent and a drive to win, they can forget that they play on a team with egos/emotions and that it only takes one comment to throw shadow on dedication to one's task at hand. Comments about team or based in criticism can undermine the most heart-felt warrior and actually distract you with doing the two things they all strive for: improving and winning.