3 overreactions to the New Orleans Pelicans’ Summer League flop

Dyson Daniels #11 of the New Orleans Pelicans (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
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New Orleans Pelicans, John Petty Jr.
Alabama Crimson Tide guard John Petty Jr. Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports /

John Petty Jr. is the shooter the New Orleans Pelicans need!

Well, he made two shots at least, so there’s that.

Petty Jr. who played on the Pels’ G-League affiliate last season, is another guy out of Alabama who the Pelicans are trying to develop. David Griffin has talked about getting players from the south and are building quite a pipeline with Alabama with Herb Jones and Kira Lewis Jr. already on the roster.

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The 6-foot-5 guard went 2-of-5 from downtown and flashed a nice shooting stroke. We know the Pelicans need 3-point shooters and he’ll be a name to watch, as he hit 35 percent on high volume last season in the G-League and had a season in college when he knocked down 44 percent on over six attempts per game.

With Daniels now likely to be shut down, Petty Jr. could be the beneficiary of increased minutes in the Summer League and will be trying to show that he can be a 3-point shooter off the bench who can come in and knock down open shots.

The Pels 12 were in attendance and plenty loud, but they didn’t have a whole lot to cheer for. But let’s remember that it was just Summer League, and things can only go up from here.

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