Paul George is one of the most respected players in the NBA, and his opinion carries a lot of weight. So when he spoke out in support of rookie Scoot Henderson, it was a big deal.
Henderson struggled in his NBA debut against the Clippers, but George didn’t hold that against him. “This is not a game to judge him on,” George said. “It’s his first game, he’s a helluva talent.
George went on to say that Henderson is under a great coach in Chauncey Billups and that he’s going to be just fine. He also praised Henderson for being aggressive, even in his first game against a tough Clippers defense.
George’s comments are a big boost of confidence for Henderson, who is one of the most highly-touted rookies in recent years.
The Clippers are hoping that Henderson can eventually develop into a star player. They have a lot of talent on their roster, but they need a true point guard to run the show.
It’s still too early to say what kind of player Henderson will be. But with George’s support, he has a great chance to succeed in the NBA.