What happens if you don’t make the opening night roster of an NBA team? How does four years of college prepare you for the NBA? What really happened when some Rockets stormed the Clippers locker room? The only question left is: you in?
LA Clippers guard Ty Wallace joined Coach Nick on this edition of BBall Breakdown. This player has endured setbacks but has been able to fight through adversity. Since being brought up to the NBA, in 13 games he has performed admirably averaging 12.1ppg, 3.5 rpg, and 2.5 apg.
After failing to make the opening night roster, Ty did not let that get him down. He put his nose to the grindstone and never got discouraged. Finally his opportunity came and he has flourished. The former 2nd round pick prides himself on defense, especially using his 6’10” wingspan. Is he very happy with his decision to stay all four years of college because it helped him develop easier. Ty also relays the message that he is willing to do everything Coach Doc Rivers asks, even if it means guarding a position he is uncomfortable with.
Later on Coach Nick asks Wallace the differences between college and the G-League as well. Essentially he says that the two are different for various reasons, mostly in the physicality department.
Plus, Coach Nick brings up what exactly happened with the Houston Rockets during their controversy. Ty tries to give as much insight as he can.
Wallace does not have specific goals for right now, he is just enjoying NBA life while living in the moment. He is very happy to contributing to this Clippers team in an expanded role.
Full details available on this week’s Bball Breakdown NBA Podcast
1:10 Why Ty didn’t make opening day roster?
9:10 College career
12:20 G-League talk
14:40 Clippers vs Rockets controversy
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