Scotty Pippen Jr. has been selected to NBA Rising Stars game
Rookie Los Angeles Lakers guard Scotty Pippen Jr. hasn’t had the start to his pro career some expected him to have.
He has appeared in just six games for the team this season while averaging just 5.3 minutes, mostly in garbage time, while scoring a total of just 14 points.
Pippen showed some potential during summer league play, particularly when it came to attacking the basket and setting up teammates, but he also showed limitations that made it clear why he went undrafted.
He has spent most of this season in the G League. However, he has done very well there, putting up 24.3 points on 50.9 percent overall shooting and 41.0 percent from 3-point range, to go along with 6.9 assists a game.
As a result, Pippen will take part in the NBA Rising Stars game during All-Star weekend in Salt Lake City, Utah as part of the G League squad.
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It will be an opportunity for him to show off his skills to a national audience that may only know him as Hall of Famer Scottie Pippen’s son rather than someone with legitimate NBA potential.
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