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Day Ten Of 2021 NBA Preseason: Under-The-Radar Players Who Stood Out

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The tenth day of 2021 NBA Preseason only consisted of 2 games on Tuesday. 

Washington’s Daniel Gafford put up an impressive double-double vs. Toronto.

Toronto Raptors

Malachi Flynn: Flynn’s offense off the bench provides a huge spark. Also came up with 2 steals last night. 22 points, 3 assists

Sam Dekker: The 27-year-old made a strong case to make the roster on Tuesday with his three point shooting. Underrated skillset. 18 points, 4-5 3-PT

Goran Dragic: Can catch & shoot or make plays with the ball. Should be interesting to see if he stays with Toronto or gets traded. 16 points, 4-5 3-PT

Precious Achiuwa: Achiuwa had a great preseason for Toronto. Activity around the rim is always there. 9 points, 10 rebounds

Scottie Barnes: Continues to make an impact with his versatility. Rookie of the Year potential. 9 points, 7 assists

Gary Trent Jr: Tough defender who can shoot from outside. Also grabbed 6 rebounds vs. Washington. 12 points, 3 steals

Justin Champagnie: Showed off impressive versatility during preseason. Solid feel for the game. 4 points, 10 rebounds

Washington Wizards

Daniel Gafford: Expect a very productive 2021-2022 season for Gafford. Athletic big man with competitiveness. 14 points, 17 rebounds

Kyle Kuzma: Former Laker who can get going at a high level on offense. Also came down with 7 rebounds vs. Toronto. 24 points, 6-8 3-PT

Montrezl Harrell: Few big guys can match Harrell’s energy off the bench. Doesn’t stop playing hard. 17 points, 2 blocks

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope: KCP shot 41.0% from deep for LA last season. Also blocked 2 shots on Tuesday. 15 points, 5-8 3-PT

Davis Bertans: Brings deep range off the bench. Known to go off for some big scoring games when he’s in rhythm. 9 points, 5 rebounds

Aaron Holiday: Quick guard who can provide a spark on offense. Underrated scorer and passer off the bench. 4 points, 4 rebounds

Golden State Warriors

Jordan Poole: Poole has made quite the jump since his rookie year. Can do it all on offense. 18 points, 4 assists

Damion Lee: Energy guard with a smooth feel for the game. Can shoot, handle the ball, defend, and rebound. 16 points, 9 rebounds

Otto Porter Jr: Gets to his spots for high percentage shots. Shooting the ball at a high level right now. 16 points, 4-8 3-PT

Nemanja Bjelica: Bjelica brings multiple skills off the bench. Also dished out 3 assists vs. LA. 10 points, 5 rebounds

Gary Payton II: Gets out on the break and defends. Energy continues to stand out. 12 points, 5-7 FG

Andre Iguodala: Playmaking is still electric. Also came up with 3 steals last night. 2 points, 5 assists 

Avery Bradley: Poised guard with a ton of valuable experience. Another new Warrior who should fit right in. 5 points, 2-3 FG

Chris Chiozza: Small guard who can shoot and make plays. Hoping to make Golden State’s roster this season. 8 points, 2-4 3-PT

Los Angeles Lakers

Rajon Rondo: Rondo shot a super efficient 40.4% from three point range in 2020-2021. Also came down with 9 rebounds and dished out 5 assists vs. Golden State. 6 points, 2-3 3-PT

Chaundee Brown: The undrafted rookie deserves an NBA roster spot. Always make a positive impact on the game. 11 points, 5-10 FG

Austin Reaves: LeBron has been impressed with Reaves’ basketball IQ. Also put up 3 assists and 2 steals on Tuesday. 10 points, 2-4 3-PT

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