I sort of figured that, even though Willie Cauley-Stein set a career high in assists with seven, all of his assists would sort of suck. He’s never been known as a passer. And, as with most of my preconceived notions, I was right about this one: his assists aren’t very good. He did lob it up to Skal Labissiere for perhaps the most unlikely lob connection of the season, but that’s just one good assist out of seven.
Oh yeah, he also assisted the game-tying De’Aaron Fox floater which put the game into overtime. It was a good assist in the context of the game. In most situations it would be lame like the others.
The real draw of this highlight video is the jumpshots. Jarrett Allen must have had strict orders from his coach to never, under any circumstances ever, not even if Russia has declared nuclear war and the only way to stop the nuke is to prevent WCS from shooting a jumpshot, close out on Cauley-Stein. WCS was operating with maximum space the entire game, or at least all the possessions I saw during the creation of this highlight video. WCS isn’t the best jumpshooter ever, but when he’s making Allen look like a bitch by popping jimbo after jimbo right over the top of his afro, he sure seemed like the best jumpshooter ever.