(Photo : Jason Miller/Getty Images) CLEVELAND, OHIO – Head coach J.B. Bickerstaff of the Cleveland Cavaliers is interviewed throughout media day at Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse on October 02, 2023 in Cleveland, Ohio.
Some individuals simply want a second probability.
Cleveland Cavaliers coach JB Bickerstaff can not help however really feel nice concerning the debut of Emoni Bates in a slim loss to the Atlanta Hawks.
Bates, who was as soon as projected to turn out to be a prime decide within the NBA, performed solely within the second half however made probably the most out of the chance by making massive performs one after the opposite regardless of the defeat.
Emoni Bates scored 10 pts within the 4th quarter together with this go-ahead three within the waning moments.
They did lose the sport, however this man is HIM.
Future is so vivid
— Across The Cavs (Offseason) (@AcrossCavs) October 11, 2023
The 2023 forty ninth total draft decide scored 10 factors within the sport; one of the best ones got here from the dying moments when he hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 10.5 seconds left to offer his group a two-point lead.
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It was solely a preseason sport, however Bickerstaff feels he is seen sufficient to declare that Bates may rise within the professional league.
“He is a really good basketball player,” Bickerstaff mentioned of his rookie.
“He has the ability to make open shots, but he also has the ability to create shots for himself. When you have a guy like that, that’s been through the pressure that he’s been through since he was 12 years old, that last shot meant nothing. He has seen way worse so to have the courage to create that shot (and) knock it down was big time. I think the best is yet to come.”
Bates crawling his means again up
The 19-year-old was a prime prospect in highschool and faculty, prompting many sports activities exhibits to challenge him as a prime draft within the NBA. However, his inventory fell over time owing to his off-court troubles and again harm.
He confirmed promise throughout his time with Memphis Tigers as a 17-year-old faculty freshman however needed to sit out a lot of the video games as a result of a decrease again harm.
He then transferred to East Michigan by his sophomore 12 months, however his time there was hampered as he was arrested on gun expenses, inflicting him to overlook a number of video games.
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