February 28, 2018, 2:31 amShabazz NapierPG, Portland Trail Blazers
Shabazz Napier finally busted out of his slump on Tuesday night, scoring 20 points on 6-of-7 shooting with four triples and three steals in just 21 minutes of work.
Napier’s standard league relevance feels like it was forever ago as he’s vanished since the beginning of January. To wit, he had scored 23 points combined over his last four. In Napier’s defense, this was his second straight game with three steals and he’s still taking 4.5 triples per game in February, so it’s not for a lack of opportunity. If he was dropped in a deeper league it might be worth picking him up as the Blazers are still handing him reasonable minutes despite a rough shooting slump.