Jonathan Kuminga speaks out on his gift from the gods. His body
Sacramento, CA – The Golden State Warriors’ two lottery picks made their summer league debut, and both players put on a show. They both got off to quick starts. Jonathan Kuminga scored 18 points, while Moses Moody added 19 of his own.
Both players didn’t waste any time showing the fans in the Chase Center why they are two of the very best in this draft class. Adding to a promising summer league debut, Kuminga might have shown something people weren’t aware he was capable of doing.
“I always say I was well gifted with my body. I feel like guarding the five is going to happen sometimes. And I just got to be ready to guard the five. I felt good about it. It felt normal,” the 18-year-old Warriors talent told ClutchPoints.
His defensive presence was impressive. He guarded perimeter players as well as bigs in the low post. When defending the big on the court, Jonathan Kuminga had the strength to hold his ground. All of that, while at the same time using his quickness and athleticism to block or alter shots. He was a handful in the paint defensively, and Warriors fans should be excited about that.
The 18-year-old rookie Kuminga wasted no time showing off the type of superior athlete he is. He finished plays above the rim and scored buckets after contact. At 6-feet-8 and 210 pounds, he moved well around the court. You can see him comfortably playing multiple positions, which fits right into how the Dubs play basketball.
It’s only one game, but it looks like the Warriors have something to be excited about when it comes to Jonathan Kuminga. At 18 years old, his summer league debut was a good one. Meanwhile, let’s see if he can carry over this momentum into the Las Vegas, summer league where he will have a chance to put the entire NBA on notice.