Ja has arrived. There is no denying it at this point. The kid can flat out play and doesn’t shrink from the moment. I think we all knew this but I don’t know if anyone thought that it would be so definitive by game 3 of his professional career. He has no fear, wants to play in the big moments, and already has an insanely composed feel for the game.
On this week’s podcast we break down everything we saw from the first three games of the 2019-2020 season (Heat, Bulls, Nets). There were plenty of good, even great things we saw, but there were also some concerning issues that needed to be addressed. The good news is that we saw growth in a lot of ways, game to game. The bad news is, well, Jaren still fouls a ton, Jenkins is still a rookie coach, and our SGs are VERY streaky. There will be a lot of growing pains with this team but man, it’s gonna be so exciting.
Shoutout to former Grizzlies Hasheem Thabeet and Jordan Adams for both getting drafted in the G League this past weekend. We will be watching to see what happens.