Found April 03, 2012 on Sports Junkie Online:
For his first season and a half in the NBA, Luke Babbitt struggled to find the court for the Trail Blazers, seeing more court time in the NBDL than with Portland. Even when he did get playing time, Babbitt seemed hesitant to shoot the ball, and was largely thinking instead of reacting when on the court. Many, including myself, had doubts about his long-term fit in the league, and wondered if he could ever see consistent playing time for the Blazers.It's not as if Luke Babbitt didn't have talent. In 17 games with team D-League affiliate Idaho, Babbitt averaged 20.2 points and 7.6 rebounds in 30.1 minutes per night. He shot 50.0% from the field and 40.7% from three, numbers similar to his time in college with Nevada, and one of the reasons why he was selected with the 16th overall pick in the 2010 draft.Babbitt started to receive consistent playing time for the Blazers shortly after the All-Star break. The team's seven game road trip would signify the end of the current in...
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