Sekou Doumbouya stole the hearts of Detroit Pistons fans soon after being drafted with the 15th overall pick in the 2019 NBA Draft. Doumbouya rewarded that unrequited love with a two-week stretch that began with his first NBA start on Jan. 2.
During the 14-day run, Doumbouya averaged 14.0 points, 5.3 rebounds, and 1 steal a game. Even more impressive, he was doing it efficiently; shooting 54.4% from the field, 41.1% from downtown, with a true shooting percentage of 58.1%.
On top of that, Doumbouya did this against some the premier wings in the NBA, such as LeBron James, Kawhi Leonard, Paul George, Draymond Green, Jayson Tatum, and Jaylen Brown. Doumbouya also famously sent Tristan Thompson into a different universe during this stretch.
To put it short, Doumbouya was extremely impressive.
However, after this two-week stretch Doumbouya hit the rookie all and seemed to struggle in every area for the rest of the year. This doesn’t overshadow the good Dumbouya showed us, though.
This video will be the first part of a two-part series. In this first video, I’ll be talking about the best takeaway from the 19-year-old Frenchman’s rookie season. Stay tuned for part two of this series, where we’ll look at all the bad from Doumbouya’s rookie season and what he must improve on going into his second year in the NBA.
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