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Day Five of 2020 NBA Preseason: Under-the-radar players who stood out

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Tuesday night only consisted of three NBA Preseason games but brought out quite the excitement. Sacramento’s Kyle Guy hit a game-winning three-pointer at the buzzer.

Payton Pritchard: The Celtics rookie looked very confident in his first game. Scored the ball in different ways and showed off his handle. 16 points, 2 3’s

Robert Williams: Williams is hoping to have a big season for the Celtics. His career field goal percentage is an impressive 71.9% and brings nice shot-blocking abilities. 8 points, 6 rebounds

Javonte Green: Green started for Boston on Tuesday and ran the floor hard. A confident athlete who makes the most of his minutes. 7 points, 3-4 FG

Aaron Nesmith: Boston rookie who’s known for his three-point shot out of Vanderbilt. Crashed the boards last night and displayed his versatility. 8 points, 5 rebounds

Jeff Teague: Teague is now with the Boston Celtics. 32-year-old with polished playmaking skills. 18 points, 4 3’s

Tacko Fall: The big man only played 10 minutes on Tuesday, but had some nice moments. Fall now enters his second season with the Celtics. 5 points, 3 rebounds

Shake Milton: Milton brings starter playoff minutes back to Philly this season. Had a nice scoring stretch yesterday in action vs. Boston. 19 points, 3 3’s

Tyrese Maxey: The rookie handled the ball very well last night. Made smart plays off the pick & roll for the Sixers. 8 points, 3 assists

Lonnie Walker: Walker looks ready to have a big season in 2021. Production should go way up with more minutes. 17 points, 3 3’s

Jakob Poeltl: Big man who can play different roles. Former lottery pick who is a good rebounder and shot-blocker. 4 points, 4 rebounds

Drew Eubanks: Eubanks had some nice moments last year for the Spurs. Brings good strength and rebounding. 4 points, 3 rebounds

Devin Vassell: The Spurs made a great selection this year with the #11 pick. Scoring and defense are already very polished. 11 points, 4 steals

Ben McLemore: McLemore has shot the ball great so far. Trusted player off the Rockets bench. 15 points, 2 3’s

Bruno Caboclo: Bruno displayed his versatility on the defensive end last night. Shot blocking stood out. 7 points, 4 blocks

Jae’Sean Tate: Coach Stephen Silas has liked Tate’s game early on. Took the ball off the glass for a spin move coast to coast. 11 points, 7 rebounds

Jerian Grant: Grant has NBA experience dating back to 2015. Ball handling and passing skills can help Houston when called on. 7 points, 2 assists

David Nwaba: Ran the fast break with energy on Tuesday. Another guy off the bench Houston can turn to. 6 points, 3 rebounds

Kyle Guy: Guy shot the ball lights out from deep against Golden State. Hit the game-winning shot for the Kings as time expired. 20 points, 6 3’s

Richaun Holmes: Holmes has improved every year he’s been in the league. Put up career highs last year for the Kings. 8 points, 7 rebounds

Marquese Chriss: Chriss put up career numbers for the Warriors in 2020. Energy guy off the Golden State bench. 17 points, 9 rebounds

Brad Wanamaker: Wanamaker brings winning experience over from Boston. Gives the Warriors a playmaker off the bench. 10 points, 5 rebounds

Kent Bazemore: Bazemore always plays hard and brings energy. Can help the Warriors with his versatility. 7 points, 5 rebounds

Damion Lee: Lee had a nice dunk on the fast break against the Kings. Can be relied on in different ways when needed. 7 points, 2 assists

Nico Mannion: The Golden State rookie didn’t shoot it well, but made some quality assists. His defense stood out last night as well. 4 assists, 2 steals

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