Sixers’ Paul Reed Collects 2020-21 G League MVP, Rookie of the 12 months Awards
It’s best been a number of months for the rationale that Philadelphia 76ers chosen ahead Paul Reed with the 58th expend within the 2020 NBA Draft nonetheless he’s already making a fame for himself.
A two-contrivance signing by the Sixers, the DePaul product racked up each the G League MVP and the Rookie of the 12 months awards on Monday; a superb feat even when Reed had began the season on all individuals’s radar.
Having fun with for Philadelphia’s reliable G League affiliate — the Delaware Blue Coats — Reed made an instantaneous have an effect on alongside together with his athleticism and flexibility. The 21-12 months-dilapidated averaged 22.3 features, 11.8 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 1.8 blocks whereas taking photos .588 p.c from the self-discipline and .444 p.c from 3-level differ whereas main the Blue Coats to their first postseason look in franchise historic previous.
Sadly, the Blue Coats fell actual temporary of profitable the 2021 NBA G League championship, shedding to the Lakeland Magic (97-78) on Mar. 11 in a single-elimination match. Reed would tally a double-double with 13 features and 11 rebounds whereas together with three assists, three steals and three blocks, nonetheless shot actual 1-8 from 3-level differ.
After a fantastic marketing campaign with the Blue Coats within the G League bubble, Reed might nicely derive himself severely nearer to a rotation dispute with the 76ers should peaceable the possibility come up.