The Portland Trail Blazers have found a treasure?

2022-05-01 0 By

The Portland Trail Blazers snapped an embarrassing six-game losing streak with a 127-118 victory over the Washington Wizards in an NBA regular-season game today.Trendon Watford, the Blazers’ starting forward, was hot, scoring 27 points, six rebounds, three assists and two steals in 38 minutes and 24 seconds, shooting 11 of 16 from the field and 5 of 5 from the free throw line.Contributed a lot to the team’s eventual victory.It is worth mentioning that the 27 points also set watford’s career single-game scoring record.What’s more, it was the fifth game in a row in which the junior scored in double figures, having scored 20+ points in each of his last two games.Watford was an undrafted pick in this season’s NBA draft and signed a two-way contract with the Blazers after falling out of the draft.In the early part of the season, he was just an average bench player, playing only a few games and mostly focusing on garbage time.But as the season progressed and the Blazers were plagued by injuries, he gradually got a chance to move into the rotation.The Blazers sent a number of starters to other teams before the trade deadline, allowing Watford to get a lot of play in recent days.At the end of last month, the Blazers officially signed Watford to a four-year minimum contract.So far this season, Watford has averaged 5.7 points, 3.7 rebounds, 1.3 assists and 53.5 percent shooting in 14.9 minutes in 39 games for the team.He’s dynamic on the court, active on defense, efficient at finishing under the basket, and even has some passing and playmaking abilities. If he can develop his 3-point skills and improve his matchup, he has the potential to develop into a first-team forward swingman.After all, the Blazers signed him in four years for $5.8 million, and if he can develop into a regular rotation player, the Blazers will make a lot of money.#NBA#