Shabazz Napier

SHABAZZ NAPIER (MIN)

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#6•S. NAPIER

PG • 6’1, 175 lbs; 6th year, UConn

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NBA ROLE: SCORING COMBO GUARD

 

Shabazz Napier, a former All-American and 2x NCAA Champion (2011, 2014), has become a very solid 'third' guard in the league; Shabazz is more of a scorer-by-nature combo guard but is an improving passer and leader at the 1; very quick w/ a nice handle, can get into the lane and convert quick runners; good outside shooter, falls in love w/ deep threes & step backs; undersized but competes hard, improved D led to an uptick in playing time; makes good decisions after penetrating but shot selection + maintaining efficiency needs work; ceiling: Bobby Jackson*-type of guard on a championship contender?; playing confidently, learning how to master the balance between attacker + set up man; dealt to Wolves (Summer '19), will spend time backing up both guard spots

 

*change of pace, scoring PG that ramps up the pace & brings bountiful buckets


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MORE ON S. NAPIER

  • Career: 6.4 points/game, 2 assists/game, 39% FG

  • NCAA Final Four Most Outstanding Player (2014)

  • 2x NCAA Champion (2011, 2014)

  • (FACTORY SETTING) NBA 2K20 RATING: 75