Darvin Ham On Austin Reaves: “Will Be An All-Star At Some Point Soon”
Austin Reaves is rapidly becoming a mainstay in basketball conversations. His impressive two-way skills, along with his solid intangibles, have already positioned him as one of the top rising shooting guards in today’s game.
His performance during the 2022-23 season was nothing short of extraordinary. With the stakes reaching a boiling point in the postseason, Reaves rose to the occasion and averaged 16.9 points, 4.4 rebounds and 4.6 assists per game on 46.4% shooting from the field.
Following this stellar performance, the Lakers responded by betting big on Reaves’ future, securing him with a four-year contract valued at $56 million. This move reaffirms Reaves position within the Lakers and signals confidence in his potential.
Lakers head coach Darvin Ham is clearly supportive of Reaves, believing it’s only a matter of time before the 25-year-old guard earns his All-Star status.
Per #thisleague UNCUT:
“I’m putting it on record right now, Austin Reaves will be an All-Star at some point soon. I think what you saw with him being invited to be a part of the World Cup team is the first step in that direction. Everything you saw him do last year, the kid is a flat-out competitor, one of the greatest human beings you could ever be around. Always fun, keeps things simple, but yet works at his craft, is fearless in the biggest moments, and my plan is to continue to feature him. He’s our starting 2-guard and I think there’s a lot more levels he’s going to get to before it’s all said and done. He’ll be an All-Star and a world champion, with me in the room with him.”