And that’s really come from them starting to play a one-big lineup. That’s created a lot more spacing for the group. The ball movement has been really good, and it’s opened up the floor for the guards who are naturally more drive-and-dish type of players, who are looking to create for themselves as well.
With the working week winding to an end, let’s check the pulse of all things pinstriped. Swooping through the lane to claim this week’s nod is none other than Franz Wagner. It wouldn’t be an exaggeration to say that the smooth rookie has already established himself as one of the most important players in Orlando’s rotation, with a well-developed offensive game that involves a clean looking jumper, a nouse for being in the right spot at the right time, and emerging playmaking skills from a valuab...
Had he not been wearing a mask, there would have been no indications of what it took for guard D.J. Augustin to have been cleared to return to the Rockets for Friday’s game against the Orlando Magic, his former team. He had missed the previous two games while in health and safety protocols after his daughter Kailey had contracted COVID. Fully vaccinated, Augustin would not have been forced to sit out for contact but after several days producing negative tests, a test was inconclusive.