NBA fans troll Hornets after Scoot Henderson’s strong summer league start

NBA fans troll Hornets after Scoot Henderson’s strong summer league start originally appeared on NBC Sports Chicago

Should the Hornets already regret the choice they made with the No. 2 pick in the NBA Draft last month? Some believe it.

The No. 3 overall pick, Scoot Henderson, got off to a flying start in his Summer League debut in Las Vegas on Friday. The dynamic Trail Blazers guard had 13 points in the first quarter on 5-for-7 shooting against the Houston Rockets, adding three rebounds and three assists.

Henderson scored in a variety of ways, showing his explosiveness on a pair of rim finishes, knocking down two mid-range jumpers and splashing home a 3.

Henderson added two more points, two rebounds and three assists before leaving the game in the third quarter with a shoulder injury. He finished with 15 points on 5 of 13 shooting overall.

Henderson’s first strong impression came on the heels of a top-down performance by No. 2 pick Brandon Miller in the California Classic. Miller scored 18 points in Charlotte’s opener, followed by a six-point, seven-assist outing. He also racked up 15 combined fouls (there is a 10 foul limit in the summer league) and 10 turnovers over the two competitions.

While it’s obviously way too early to definitively say the Hornets made the wrong call, NBA Twitter has already started trolling the franchise.

Miller will have a chance to silence the critics when he takes on first overall pick Victor Wembanyama and Spurs later on Friday.

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