When you talk about players that have been on fire in the NBA bubble, the first person you probably think about is TJ Warren, but the next person that probably pops into your head is Gary Trent Jr. of the Portland Trail Blazers.
Before entering the bubble, Gary was shooting 38.8% from three on the season, which is solid. Once he entered the bubble, though, his three-point percentage shot through the roof. In five games in the bubble, Gary is shooting an insane 62.2% from three. With a three-point percentage this high, you would think he is only attempting a few a game, but he is actually taking on average nine three-pointers a game. What is crazy is the fact that Gary had only made 72 three-pointers in 48 games prior to entering the bubble. It’s not like he was an elite three-point earlier in the season, which makes his hot performance in the bubble that much more impressive.
Gary’s 28 three-pointers made are the most by anyone so far in the bubble. I just want to remind you that the top four players in three-pointers made during the regular season are in the bubble.
During this insane run, Gary has had two games with four three-pointers made, one game with six three-pointers made, and two games with seven three-pointers made.
The former second-round pick is making the teams that passed up on him in the 2018 NBA draft look silly. With Garys shot looking incredible in the bubble, he could be a big player for the Trail Blazers for years to come.
Gary’s hot streak is coming at a pivotal time for the Trail Blazers as they now have sole possession of the ninth seed in the Western Conference. If the Trail Blazers are able to make the playoffs this year, all of their fans can give a big thanks to Gary Trent Jr. for showing up when it mattered the most.