Summer League, Day 1: The Scoot Era is Here
Despite leaving with a shoulder injury, Scoot Henderson impressed in his Summer League debut.
LAS VEGAS — The Trail Blazers' present is muddled for obvious reasons, but for one half, the world got a look at just how bright their future can be. And then, just as quickly, it got put on pause.
The Summer League debut of No. 3 overall pick Scoot Henderson lived up to the billing, until he exited the game in the third quarter with a right shoulder injury. On his first possession, he dribbled into a jumper from the midrange and knocked it down. The vision was on display on drive-and-kicks, and he knocked down an open three.
Victor Wembanyama's debut in the game following the Blazers' 100-99 loss to the Rockets was the headline act, the reason tickets for the opening day of Summer League were going for hundreds of dollars on the secondary market. But there was plenty of buzz for the arrival of Scoot, too. And until the injury, he delivered.