For the fourth time this season already, Shaedon Sharpe exceeded 10 points. For his first tenure and against the Rockets, the rear has accumulated 14 points at 7/12 to shoot. And so that his performance did not go unnoticed, he stuck two big dunks.
On one of the two, at the start of the second quarter, he took off very, very far, to the delight of his teammates.
“This kid is going to be a star”Trendon Watford bluntly announces for the club’s website. “I’m not going to lie, I’ve never seen him jump so high. It was crazy. This first dunk might just be the dunk of the year. »
Anfernee Simons, who won the dunk contest in 2021, makes the same analysis. “I have never seen such a leap in my life. I saw his relaxation in the first training and I understood that I was no longer the leader of the team in this area. He is much taller than me. »
“He did two moves that wowed the crowd and was solid overall. In defense, he did a good job, he respected the rotations, did not try to do too much. He was good”
Jabari Walker obviously preferred the second, an alley-oop with Keon Johnson on the counterattack, a few seconds after his first flight.
“It’s supernatural. The second was better, because of the timing. He had to know where the ball was, because he didn’t know where it was going to be thrown. You had to guess. It’s not easy to catch the lob pass from a falling player. So bravo for the pass too, which was very good. »
More prosaic, Chauncey Billups especially retains the overall performance of his rookie in the victory of the Blazers. The latter has averaged 9.3 points since the start of the season.
“I think it was good,” thus analyzes the coach. “We are glued to the screen with him, because you never know what he can achieve. He did two moves that wowed the crowd and was solid overall. In defense, he did a good job, he respected the rotations, did not try to do too much. He has been good. »