Wwhen he signed a contract with the star-studded Los angeles lakers back in the summer, Austin Reaves might not have expected to be the team’s unlikely hero, scoring a buzzer that beat the three-pointer in their 107-104 victory over Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday.
The 23-year-old rookie went without a draft back in July, but came up with an injury hit Lakers in August to strengthen a squad filled with veterans such as LeBron James, Russell Westbrook, Rondo region and Carmelo Anthony.
Despite James, Westbrook and Anthony Davis everyone is on the field for the last possession against Dallas, it was Reaves who took the last shot and he did not miss.
“I mean, it’s basically been the story of my life,” Reaves said after the match.
“I’ve always been underrated. Didn’t go to a big high school, so I was not recruited much, but in the end you got produced on the basketball court and for me to hit that shot, for my teammates to have confidence in me to take it shots are very, very special. “
Who are Austin Reaves?
That THAT rookie performed for Wichita State between 2016 and 2018 before moving to Oklahoma Sooners, where he averaged 18.4 points, 5.5 rebounds and 4.6 assists per.
He participated in the 2021 NBA Draft, but none of the 30 franchises were willing to give him a chance back in July.
What is Austin Reaves’ salary?
After signing a two-way contract in August, Reaves was offered a standard deal in September with LA Lakers struggling due to injuries.
Reaves is currently the 15th highest paid player of Lakers, as he will only earn $ 925,258 this season.
Is Austin Reaves related to Keanu Reaves?
The answer is no. Austin Reaves comes from a basketball family when both his parents shopped in Arkansas State.
His mother played as a striker, with his father a point guard, while his brother, Spencer, also played basketball in Central Missouri.