Lakers Linked to Talented Son of NBA Superstar
The Los Angeles Lakers have been linked to several top players this offseason and people have just mentioned the son of a former superstar.
How about Vanderbilt’s Scotty Pippen Jr.? Pippen’s son is making a lot of headlines these days and this may turn into something great.
Jonathan Givony from ESPN believes that Pippen will go undrafted. In his most recent mock draft, the Lakers will get Pippen as a free agent. In the 2021-22 NBA season, Pippen averaged 20.4 points, 4.5 assists, 3.6 rebounds, and 1.9 steals per game while going 32.5% from long range.
Working out for the #LakeShow today: Scotty Pippen Jr. @spippenjr x @VandyMBB pic.twitter.com/x7r8BDP7wy— Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) June 4, 2022
Sam Vecenie from The Athletic has Pippen as the No.93 ranked player in this year’s class. This may be just the beginning of a wonderful career.
“Vanderbilt’s Scotty Pippen Jr did a nice job of pressuring the ball, getting in passing lanes with his 6’6 wingspan, and making intelligent PNR reads off a live dribble in the opening game of the NBA Combine, finishing with 11 points, 6 assists and 2 steals in 19 minutes,” Givony tweeted on May 20.
Lakers were linked to the son of the superstar for a long time
Being the son of Scottie Pippen sure means a thing. Young Pippen is stealing the spotlight and a lot of people compare him to his dad and other NBA players. Bronny James knows it best. Pippen was one of the better players in the NBA. Will young Pippen follow his example?
“Scotty Pippen Jr. clearly didn’t have the same type of late growth spurt as his father, who shot up from 6-1 as a high school senior to 6-8 during his time at Central Arkansas … where he started out as an equipment manager. The Scottie Pippen who Bulls fans eventually grew to know and love influenced winning in virtually every area of the game. Dynamite in transition with incredible length, long strides, huge hands and impressive run-and-jump ability, Pippen is one of only two players in NBA history to average at least 20 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists, 2.5 steals and 1.0 block per game over the course of a season. The other? Michael Jordan.
…While Pippen Jr. clearly isn’t blessed with the same physical gifts as his father, his solid, overall feel for the game was passed on, and he’s most certainly a better perimeter shooter than his father, who shot 32.9% from 3 and 70.2% from the free throw line over his 1,178-game NBA career.”