Philadelphia 76ers rookie Paul Reed, aka BBall Paul, broke out with the Delaware Blue Coats this season. He led them all the way to the G League championship game before ultimately losing to the Lakeland Magic, and put up some terrific numbers along the way.
Now, BBall Paul has deservedly been named the 2021 G League MVP.
Philadelphia 76ers rookie Paul Reed — aka BBall Paul — is the NBA G League MVP and Rookie of the Year for the 2020-21 season.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) March 22, 2021
For the G League Season, Reed averaged 22.3 points with a 65.9 true shooting percentage, 11.9 rebounds, 2.3 assists, 2 steals, and 1.8 blocks per game. He was brilliant. It’s great for the Sixers that Reed took such good advantage of his extra playing time and experience, and made some early strides with his jump shot, too.
After only taking 1.8 three-pointers in 31.7 minutes per game in college (making 30.8 percent), Reed fired up 3.6 attempts in 31.5 minutes a night in the G League at a 44.4 percent clip. If he can keep growing in confidence and continue polishing his touch from deep moving forward, it’ll give his value a major boost. Especially for a Sixers team that could use a stretch 5.
Reed was highly impressive during his time with the Blue Coats this year, and looks like an excellent value pick after the Sixers selected him 58th overall in last year’s NBA draft. Even if Reed doesn’t contribute much to the Sixers this season, he certainly has the potential to make an impact as a switchable, athletic defensive big with an improving jumper in the future.