2. Treveon Graham showed his value
With all due apologies to the folks behind the terrific 30-for-30 documentary films … what if I told you that one of the two top offensive rebounders for the Brooklyn Nets this preseason was a 6-foot-5 former undrafted free agent?
Treveon Graham had two of the biggest offensive rebounds of the night for Brooklyn, both off missed free throws in the closing seconds, and finished the night with five boards in all, three on the offensive window.
That was just part of a solid overall performance in which Graham scored 10 points in 27 minutes on 4-of-9 shooting, including 2-for-6 from 3-point range, and had six assists, a steal and a block in a very full stat line.
Graham also played well at the defensive end, his calling card for two seasons with the Charlotte Hornets, and will leave coach Kenny Atkinson with some tough rotational decisions once everyone is healthy.
Graham’s versatility plays into his favor. With a 6-foot-10 wingspan, Graham can operate at the 2, 3 or even the 4 on occasion.
The preseason finale showed Graham has a diverse palette of skills from which to work and he’s a guy who could find himself making those small, valuable contributions that don’t always show up on a stat sheet.