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

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Day seven of NBA Preseason was taken over by Christian Wood. In the Memphis game, Ja Morant threw an exciting alley-oop to his college teammate Shaq Buchanan for a very nice moment. 

Delon Wright: Wright looks comfortable playing for Coach Casey again. Versatile guard with playoff experience. 13 points, 3 3’s

Josh Jackson: Jackson has shot the ball very well from deep for Detroit early on. He knocked down three three-pointers on Thursday. 17 points, 7 rebounds

Isaac Bonga: The Wizards youngster just turned only 21-years-old. Bonga’s defense stood out last night. 10 points, 3 steals

Troy Brown Jr: Another young Washington player who looks improved. Can play multiple roles for the Wizards. 14 points, 2 3’s

LaMelo Ball: Ball’s offense was a spark for Charlotte in the win. Knocked down four three-pointers as well. 18 points, 5 assists

Miles Bridges: Bridges and LaMelo Ball are fun to watch on the break. Had a productive second season for Charlotte in 2020. 17 points, 8-12 FG

Dwayne Bacon: Bacon looks ready to put up career highs for Orlando this season. He played for coach Steve Clifford before in Charlotte. 13 points, 5 rebounds

Cole Anthony: Anthony is going to get good minutes as a rookie. Played well next to Terrence Ross off the bench. 13 points, 3 3’s

Devin Vassell: The Spurs rookie has stood out in every preseason game. Defense and shooting are solid. 18 points, 6 rebounds

Bruno Caboclo: Caboclo is hoping to get playing time off the bench for Houston. Looks versatile early on. 12 points, 3 assists

Sterling Brown: Brings playoff experience over from Milwaukee to Houston. Solid three-point and free throw shooter. 7 points, 3 rebounds

Brodric Thomas: Thomas is an undrafted D2 college player from Truman State University. Gave great energy in short minutes for the Rockets, should be interesting to follow his career. 6 points, 2-2 FG

De’Andre Hunter: Hunter started in 62 games for Atlanta last season. Expect the 23-year-old to keep getting better in his second year. 22 points, 5 3’s

Cam Reddish: The Hawks #10 pick in 2019 looks improved on both ends. Played hard-nosed defense against Memphis last night. 12 points, 3 steals

Brandon Clarke: Clarke had a great rookie season for the Grizzlies. Double-double ability for Memphis. 7 points, 6 rebounds

Desmond Bane: Bane has played well in every preseason game. Making an impression on Memphis coach Taylor Jenkins. 10 points, 6 rebounds

Naz Reid: Reid found a quality fit in Minnesota after going undrafted last season. Played well on both ends yesterday. 14 points, 2 blocks

Jarrett Culver: Culver took some big challenges on defense last season as a rookie. Taking some nice experience into his second year. 18 points, 4 assists

Jaylen Nowell: Nowell has shot the ball lights out for Minnesota. Went 5-6 from the field vs. Dallas. 13 points, 3 rebounds

Anthony Edwards: The #1 pick has had a number of streaky scoring runs in preseason. His shot selection needs to be worked on, but playing confident so far. 17 points, 3 3’s

Maxi Kleber: Kleber has played super-efficient in preseason for Dallas. Made four three-pointers vs. the Timberwolves. 14 points, 4 blocks

Marquese Chriss: Energy and rebounding can be counted on for Golden State. Plays well off the pick & roll for dunks. 9 points, 12 rebounds

Jordan Poole: Poole has looked very consistent in preseason. Shot selection is improved. 11 points, 2 3’s

Tyrese Haliburton: The Sacramento rookie can impact the game in many ways. Defense and playmaking are polished. 7 points, 2 steals

Kyle Guy: Guy looked impressive for the Kings in preseason. Proved he deserves minutes off the bench. 8 points, 3 assists

Georges Niang: Niang plays the right way for Utah. Provides quality minutes when called on. 10 points, 4-4 FG

Miye Oni: Oni has looked versatile in limited minutes for the Jazz. Knocked down two three-pointers and dished 3 assists as well. 7 points, 4 rebounds

Luke Kennard: Kennard’s shooting off the bench will be much needed for the Clippers. Shot it well last night. 13 points, 3 3’s

Mfiondu Kabengele: Kabengele has displayed a solid all-around skillset in preseason. Shooting the ball nicely so far. 8 points, 2 3’s

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