There were a lot of questions for Hamidou Diallo when he opted to remain in the 2018 NBA Draft and understandably so. Diallo ultimately landed with the Oklahoma City Thunder, and last night, he had a solid showing for the team during a preseason game.
Hamidou Diallo, ladies and gentlemen. The future is bright. #ThunderUp pic.twitter.com/xnkrFJKqhw— Up The Thunder (@UpTheThunder) October 10, 2018
For the night, Diallo finished with 19 points on 8/16 shooting including three 3-pointers, 4 rebounds, 4 assists, a steal and a block in 37 minutes of action.
He showed some defensive ability with this block on Bucks’ first-round pick Donte DiVincenzo.
Hamidou Diallo swats DiVincenzo's layup attempt. pic.twitter.com/fPTzDeXzrW— Scott Charlton (@Scott_Charlton) October 10, 2018
And his jumper is looking a lot better as well.
Hamidou Diallo rises and drops in another 3 pointer. pic.twitter.com/0Ly8K9NgwY— Scott Charlton (@Scott_Charlton) October 10, 2018
Granted, it is one game, but Diallo’s performance is important as the Thunder continue to invest in him as a key part of their future plans. Many of the media members around Oklahoma City think that Diallo may be able to crack the rotation early and provide some key minutes off the bench. ESPN’s Royce Young said he believes Diallo was a steal at the 45th overall pick.
Hamidou Diallo has made quite the impression this preseason. Looking more and more like a second round steal for the Thunder.— Royce Young (@royceyoung) October 10, 2018
Good for Hami, and we hope to see him continue to have success in OKC!
Tweets of the Day
Attention, #BBN— Kentucky Basketball (@KentuckyMBB) October 9, 2018
The 2018-19 poster is in, and it is on #DreamBIG pic.twitter.com/yWMzsJUKoD
Still not a big fan of these posters, but I do like PJ’s mean mug.
Get ready to welcome the latest Kentucky committ ⚪️ ⚪️ https://t.co/KSQuCBcrX6— Taetae (@FyflgTaeTae) October 9, 2018
Let’s hope he is right.
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