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

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A bunch of NBA teams wrapped up their preseason on Friday. Three games remain until the start of the regular season.

Shake Milton: Doc Rivers likes what he sees out of Milton. Played well off the bench during preseason. 15 points, 5 assists

Furkan Korkmaz: Korkmaz is only 23-years-old with quality experience for the Sixers. Shot 40% from three last season. 14 points, 4 3’s

Tyrese Maxey: The rookie looked great in preseason during short minutes. Has a bright future in Philadelphia. 11 points, 5 rebounds

Cassius Stanley: The Pacers rookie is a gifted athlete. Fun to watch on the fast break. 12 points, 7 rebounds

Kezie Okpala: Shot the ball lights out from deep for Miami. Developing into a nice young player. 24 points, 6 3’s

Max Strus: Strus played motivated after coming off an ACL injury. The Heat converted his contract to a two-way today. 22 points, 6 3’s

Precious Achiuwa: The rookie looks NBA ready. Miami continues to draft polished players. 13 points, 15 rebounds

Chris Boucher: Boucher will be depended on by the Raptors off the bench. Defense, shooting and athleticism are solid. 12 points, 3 3’s

Malachi Flynn: Only played 12 minutes, but made some high-level passes. The Toronto rookie was impressive this preseason. 5 points, 5 assists

Dean Wade: Wade shot the ball nicely from three for the Cavs. Played very consistent in Cleveland’s four games. 14 points, 2 3’s

Immanuel Quickley: The Knicks rookie brings versatile skills on both ends. Also had 5 assists and made three three-pointers on Friday. 22 points, 5 steals

Kevin Knox: Knox has his shot going early on. Hopefully he can carry his impressive offense into the regular season. 20 points, 6 3’s

Obi Toppin: Toppin’s playmaking ability stood out against the Cavs. Plays the right way and is a great teammate. 6 points, 4 assists

Simisola Shittu: Shittu is only 21-years-old with a lot of potential. Had a 30 point-20 rebound game for the Bulls G league team last season. 13 points, 6 rebounds

Chandler Hutchison: Runs the floor and plays defense with a purpose. Effort is always there. 11 points, 4 steals

Darius Bazley: Bazley played in every playoff game for OKC in 2020. Looking to build on his experience from last season. 17 points, 8 rebounds

Aleksej Pokusevski: The 18-year-old had a solid preseason. Future is bright for the international Thunder prospect. 12 points, 13 rebounds

Donte DiVincenzo: DiVincenzo has a great basketball IQ for Milwaukee. Started in 24 games last season. 14 points, 8 rebounds

Thanasis Antetokounmpo: Brought non-stop energy in short minutes. A player you can count on to make an impact by playing hard. 9 points, 6 rebounds

Sam Merrill: Bucks rookie shooter with solid offensive skills. Catch & shoot ability is NBA ready. 7 points, 2 3’s

Jaxson Hayes: Hayes went perfect from the field last night. Runs hard and can block shots. 8 points, 2 blocks

Jarrett Allen: The Nets have two polished bigs in Allen and DeAndre Jordan. Jarrett will help contribute to Brooklyn’s loaded roster in 2021. 9 points, 11 rebounds

Robert Williams: Williams brings nice versatility to Boston. Shot 74.2% from the field in the playoffs last season. 8 points, 4 rebounds

Gary Trent Jr: Instant offense off the bench for Portland. Took defensive challenges in the bubble that will help him for 2021. 18 points, 3 3’s

Enes Kanter: Kanter almost posted a double-double vs. the Nuggets. Portland can turn to him and Harry Giles when needed. 10 points, 9 rebounds

Michael Porter Jr: Expect Porter to have an exceptional season for Denver. Can score the ball in plenty of ways. 20 points, 9 rebounds

Bol Bol: Hopefully Bol can play a significant role for the Nuggets this season. Played great during preseason in limited action. 16 points, 8 rebounds

Talen Horton-Tucker: Horton-Tucker played super efficient in preseason. The Lakers have an impressive young piece. 12 points, 5-8 FG

Jevon Carter: Carter looks improved for the Suns. Also passed out 6 assists and hit 2 three-pointers on Friday. 12 points, 4 steals

Cameron Johnson: The second year Phoenix shooter started in 9 games last season. Can score and defend effectively. 8 points, 2 3’s

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