In a somewhat surprising turn of events, PG Scoot Henderson was picked at No. 3 overall in the 2023 NBA Draft when the general consensus seemed to point to him being picked at No. 2 just behind Victor Wembanyama. Regardless, the Portland Trail Blazers scored a solid young guard in Henderson, who spent last season with the NBA G League Ignite where he averaged 16.5 points, 6.8 assists, and 5.3 rebounds through 19 games.
Scoot declared for the draft after one season with Ignite and quickly became one of the top prospects in this year’s class. He should be a top scorer for the Blazers during Summer League and is expected to fit in nicely into Chauncey Billups’ system.
Below we’ll be tracking Henderson’s performance at the 2023 NBA Summer League.
2023 NBA Summer League
Scoot Henderson stats tracker
Trail Blazers vs. Rockets, 7 p.m. ET, ESPN
Henderson definitely showed plenty of flash and potential in his first NBA action. The Blazers blew a late lead to lose 100-99 on a Jabari Smith Jr. buzzer beater. Henderson had a solid debut outside of the loss. He had 15 points, six assists and five rebounds in 21 minutes in his NBA Summer League debut.
It’s worth noting that Henderson left the game late due to a shoulder injury. He’s set to undergo an MRI on the right shoulder but Chris Haynes reported the injury doesn’t appear to be a dislocation, which is a good sign. Still, it could hold Henderson out of the rest of the Summer League.