Brandon Paul’s quest for a full-time NBA roster spot with the Philadelphia 76ers continued on Tuesday night with the beginning of the 2016 preseason schedule.
Although he wasn’t in the starting lineup, the former Illini guard netted a game-high 15 points on 6-10 shooting from the field (2-4 3PT) to go along with 4 rebounds and 2 steals. Overall, Paul was a +12 in just 13 minutes during the 76ers’ 92-89 victory over the Celtics.
Of course, the main headlines from the game revolved around the professional debuts of former First Round picks Joel Embiid and Dario Saric. But our friends over at Liberty Ballers, SB Nation’s 76ers’ site, absolutely took notice of Paul’s performance.
I’d be remiss not to mention the fine evening Brandon Paul had, scoring 15 points in just 13 minutes, guiding the Sixers’ second-half surge. Paul’s performance gives Bryan Colangelo and Brett Brown a decision to make in terms of keeping him and possibly cutting bubble roster candidates Nik Stauskas and Hollis Thompson.
Paul signed a partially guaranteed deal with Philadelphia in July after an impressive Summer League session (15.3 points, 7.3 rebounds, and 2.0 assists per game).