Brooklyn Nets’ David Duke Jr. scores eight points in G League Next Up Game
Brooklyn Nets guard David Duke Jr. scored eight points in the NBA G League’s Next Up Game during NBA All-Star weekend. He also had five assists, three rebounds, and three steals as part of Team Scoot.
The Next Up Game is the G League’s way of showcasing some of its top talent and few stages are bigger than All-Star weekend. Just like the NBA All-Star Game, fans had a chance for which players should be in the contest. The starters were determined by the fan votes while the remaining 14 players are selected by the G-League itself.
It’s easy to see why Duke Jr. was chosen to the All-Star Game. This season, he has averaged 22 points, 6.1 rebounds, 4.1 assists, and 1.7 steals per game while shooting 48.4% from the field and 34.3% from three-point land for the Long Island Nets. Duke Jr. has played sparingly for the Brooklyn Nets, but with the trades of Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving, it’s possible that he could be relied upon more after the break.
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