The Jared Dudley Reunion Tour through Charlotte and Milwaukee didn’t go well for the 33-year-old veteran, who struggled once again with his shooting touch after a recent hot stretch.
Dudley was effective at times defensively with three steals, but after Rondae Hollis-Jefferson went down early in the first quarter with a hip injury, Dudley often found himself confronting the youngster he mentored during his one season in Milwaukee in 2014-15, Giannis Antetokounmpo.
Those confrontations didn’t end well for the veteran, who also made some mistakes with the ball against the Bucks’ extraordinary length on defense with passes that were attempting to thread way too small a needle.
One night after posting a triple-double in an NBA G League game at Oshkosh, Wis., Theo Pinson found himself under the bright glare of the NBA lights at Milwaukee.
The kid handled himself pretty well in his first extended playing time in the Association.
He was active on the glass — too active at times, as he prevented Kenneth Faried from gaining control of three rebounds by failing to recognize he was battling a teammate for the ball — and showed some of the passing and ball-handling skills that prompted the Nets to sign him.
He came to camp on an Exhibit 10 contract after playing well for Brooklyn in the Summer League and wound up getting the second available two-way contract the Nets had.
The undrafted rookie out of North Carolina has played very well for Long Island and he fared pretty well in his first real NBA opportunity as well. He’s a player to watch moving forward.