Some guys have games meant for the freestyle feel of pro-am games, guys who can just light it up in that up-tempo setting. Sure, Blake Griffin can put up numbers and throw a few down, but the guys who can really steal the show have the rock in their hands.
Say, the Clippers Jamal Crawford, for example.
His name is on the front of the jerseys in the Seattle area pro-am, and we’ve shown you video of him lighting guys up before, well here he was from over the weekend putting on a show. Including hitting a few threes from pretty much the San Juan Islands.
Hat tip to SLAM and Ball is Life.
Mario Hezonja, the No. 5 pick in this year’s draft, has never lacked for confidence. The Croatian guard made his pro debut in the Magic’s preseason game against the Hornets on Saturday and did this:
Between Hezonja, Elfrid Payton, Victor Oladipo and Aaron Gordon, the Magic have a nucleus of young players that has the potential to be a lot of fun. Even if they’re still a few years away from contending, they’re definitely going to be a League Pass favorite this year.
Preseason is only just getting underway and there’s already a potentially serious injury to report. In the game between the Hornets and Magic on Saturday night, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist was taken to the locker room after suffering a right shoulder injury. The Hornets announced that he was then taken to an Orlando-area hospital for follow-up x-rays:
A few hours after the game, the Hornets announced that Kidd-Gilchrist has a dislocated shoulder:
Depending on the severity of the injury, he could miss a few weeks or a few months. Hopefully, it’s the shorter end of that timeline. We should know more on Sunday.