This past season was a coming out party for Los Angeles Lakers‘ Austin Reeves. In his second NBA stint, the undrafted guard became a difference maker as he averaged 13.0 points per game and was one of the league’s most efficient scorers.
In the playoffs, Reaves increased his production to 16.9 points per game, and he was a big reason the Lakers reached the Western Conference Finals.
via Los Angeles Times:
“This is no weakness [expletive] Bridges said of Reeves. “she is here.
“… I have been a fan. … I think the biggest thing I like about him is he knows how to foul,” Bridges said. He knows how to draw fouls and get to the free throw line and it’s like a skill. He just doesn’t get there. There is a skill to it and it is very underrated. People don’t really understand it, but those who do, know how hard it is to protect.
“This [expletive] An art.”
Reeves has certainly gotten crafty about baiting opponents into drawing fouls. He committed 4.1 foul shots per game in the regular season, which translates to a .541 free throw percentage.