This is why we need more black owners in sports.
Sports is filled with nepotism, especially in the coaching ranks. The number of sons on NFL coaching staff is astounding, and you wonder if they would have gotten those opportunities the hard way. I am not mad at D Wade at all for this. If I owned an NBA franchise and had a son, I’d make sure I gave him every opportunity possible to make the league.
He isn’t getting him a spot on the Jazz roster. He is giving his son an opportunity in the G-League.
That is all you can ask for, and now Zaire will have to prove he belongs in the G-League and potentially the NBA down the road.
Zaire is going straight from high school to the G-league, he had multiple scholarship offers, but he has decided to take the direct route to NBA. Here is how a scouting service described his skill set.
Athletic combo guard with good size and length. Still relatively physically immature and has plenty of room to add strength in coming years. Explosive athlete who could improve further with added strength. Best attribute is his vision; sees the floor at an elite level. While vision is tremendous, basketball IQ and ball skills will need to improve to be a full-time point guard. Much improved shooter with range to the perimeter. Tends to make a flashy play over right play at times. He has upside as a versatile defender who can guard the one or two. Polarizing prospect due to inconsistency but has made major strides over last year and projects as a high major starter who could expand on that with improvement to basketball IQ and skill.
It is nice to have a famous father.
Now, Zaire doesn’t have to worry about going to English Lit 101.
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