Memphis Grizzlies head coach Taylor Jenkins called rookie Paolo Banchero “a problem” after Thursday’s 123-115 road win vs. the Orlando Magic (30 points/9 rebounds/3 assists/1 steal/10-20 FG/2-7 3-PT/8-9 FT).
Reporter: “How would you describe the game of Paolo Banchero tonight?”
Jenkins: “Fantastic. Paolo’s gonna be a problem for many years in this league. Obviously they’re featuring him in a lot of different situations. The fact that he can handle in pick and rolls, create iso situations, create advantages, had multiple assists tonight. He’s already got a physical presence, but when he gets that, it’s one year after another. Just the speed of the game, the physicality of the game, he’s just got great poise and feel to get to spots on the floor. I talk about guys that have gravitational pull in this league, and there’s not a whole lot, but he’s definitely gonna be one for them that’s gonna create so many problems.”