The Draft of the NBA is the night in which the dream of 60 young players, who made the step from university (or European leagues, or the G-League) to the best basketball in the world, comes true.
However, this is not the only way to get to the league, since there are players who were not chosen in the Draft, who signed as free agents for different organizations, including 2 sons of 2 NBA legends.
Is about Shareef O’Nealson of the mythical Shaquille O’Nealand of Scottie Pippen Jr.that it is unnecessary to explain whose son he is, of one of the best players in history, of the greatest legends of the Chicago Bulls.
Lakers open the doors for them
Both players signed a contract with the Los Angeles Lakers, but this agreement is different for each one, since Pippen Jr signed a 2-way contract, that is, he will be able to spend time in the G-League for the South Bay Lakersas well as for the first team.
On the other hand, Shareef O’Neal has a more uncertain outlook, since he only agreed to play for the Lakers in the Summer League, where he will have to show his best level to impress the Angelenos board, and be able to get a regular contract, or in his case, like Pippen Jr’s, 2-way.
O’Neal, 22, could have a tougher road trying to get to the team where his father won an award for Most valuable Player of the season, 3 championships and 3 Finals Most Valuable Player awards, due to the fact that he barely had opportunities to show himself at the university level, first with the University of UCLAand then for LSUaveraging 2.6 points and 3 rebounds.
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As for Scottie Pippen Jr, 21, he comes from playing 3 years for the Vanderbilt Universitywhere he averaged in his last year 20.4 points, 4.5 assists, 3.6 rebounds, 1.9 steals, with 32.5 percent in triples (he averaged 35.8 in his second year, and 36.2 in the first), with 74.9 in free throws.
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