Video: Josh Okogie caught the Nuggets ball-watching and soars for the nasty putback slam
Okogie was able to take full advantage of a a lack of box-out from the Nuggets with a thunderous put-back dunk during the second quarter, via Legion Hoops:
Josh Okogie, that was FILTHY. 🔥 pic.twitter.com/nwnjVFhpeJ
— Legion Hoops (@LegionHoops) February 24, 2020
Clips like these are a reminder of the importance of boxing out. Today’s NBA guards are more than capable of throwing down rebounds if left unchecked and center Mason Plumlee had to pay the consequences of his teammates’ ball watching.
Okogie has largely struggled to find his footing since being taken with the 20th overall pick in the 2018 NBA Draft. That was evident this game after finishing with 10 point on 3-of-8 shooting, however, he did manage to tack on four rebounds, three assists, and a steal.
Unfortunately, the big play from Okgoie was not enough to spark a potential resurgence for the Timberwolves after the nuggets secured a 128-116 victory.
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