The Brooklyn Nets’ first-round pick got some garbage time Monday night, playing the final four minutes and change and hitting his only shot, a nice floater in the lane.
Dzanan Musa also passed on a wide-open eight-footer from the baseline for obvious reasons — wait, no, I have no idea why he did that actually.
Musa had been assigned to the G League’s Long Island Nets on Sunday, but was recalled in time to suit up against the Golden State Warriors that night.
One of the advantages, one can guess, of having the affiliate team 90 minutes or so away — you can take time for a Sunday drive to make sure you got your sneakers out of your locker.
The forgotten manimal on the roster, Kenneth Faried got a little burn at the end of the game and grabbed a couple of rebounds.
Some day, books may be written and documentaries recorded on how quickly Faried went from Manimal, the rising star, to Manimal, the endangered species.
It has certainly been a dizzyingly fast descent into obsolescence for Faried, to be sure.