Rookie Eric Paschall has been one of the few bright spots for what has been a down season for the once mighty Golden State Warriors. Paschall has certainly turned some heads with some impressive scoring outbursts for the Warriors this season.
Veteran All-Star Draymond Green believes that Paschall still has a lot to work on his game. Nonetheless, he is impressed with how much Paschall is able to score despite not really knowing how to play NBA basketball.
“I think he can (take more shots),” Green said per Anthony Slater of The Athletic. “I think it’s about finding the right spot to be in. Sometimes he can get a little lost out there, not knowing where to go. Just trying to help him find his spacing. Right now, he’s just scoring off raw talent. He really don’t know how to play the NBA game. As he figures out more and more the NBA game, how to get fouled, he’ll get better and better.”
Paschall recently notched the second 30-point game of his young career against the Boston Celtics on Sunday, becoming the only rookie so far to score 30 or more points in multiple instances this season.
The 23-year old forward also had quite a birthday celebration last November 4 when he dropped a career-best 34 points in a win over the Portland Trail Blazers.
Paschall has showcased an uncanny ability to put the ball in the hole. His explosiveness allows him to power his way through the defense and into the paint. Likewise, he has shown that he is also capable of stretching the floor with his jumpshot.
On the season, Paschall is averaging 16.7 points, 4.8 rebounds, and 1.3 assists, while shooting 51.9 percent from the field and 84.2 percent from the freethrow line. Paschall will have the green light all season long with all the injuries hitting the Warriors.