The Miami Heat’s Shabazz Napier went from LeBron James favorite on a perennial title contender to third-string point guard on a solid but transitioning team. If he shoots in games like he does in practice, though, perhaps the rookie first-rounder will render his currently underwhelming reality fleeting.
Check out @shabazznap13r “horsing” around in the @americanairlinesarena practice facility today! Think you can make that shot?
Not bad, but we actually find the effortless approach of Andre Drummond a bit more impressive.
It bears mentioning that Napier shot a dreadful 15-of-55 (27.3 percent) from the field and appeared generally lost during Orlando Summer League play in July. He’s likely due for a big adjustment once the season kicks off.
Conversely, maybe this is just the latest indication that he’s finally used to the NBA ball? Heat fans can hope.
What do you think?
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