Talent evaluation isn’t an exact science in professional sports, especially when it comes to the NBA.
Warriors rookie Eric Paschall is a prime example, as the Villanova product wasn’t selected until the No. 41 overall pick in last year's draft. All Paschall has done in his first NBA season is average almost 14 points per game and make himself a fringe candidate for Rookie of the Year.
Steph Curry was part of NBC Sports Bay Area's broadcast of Saturday night’s game against the Orlando Magic, and the veteran had some high praise for Golden State’s most proficient rookie.
"It kind of just speaks to that whole process, you know in terms of really finding talent,” Curry said. “And guys just having confidence and believing in themselves, no matter what position they're drafted in, or whatever, as soon as you get on the floor, he carried himself like he was meant to be here and that carries so much weight.”
Paschall finished with 20 points and nine rebounds in the 109-95 win over Orlando, and he caught up with the “overpaid sideline reporter” himself after the game. The rookie made sure Steph got some credit for the success of the young players across Golden State's roster.
Of course Steph had to do the postgame interview 😂 pic.twitter.com/eXnLZnubpH— Warriors on NBCS (@NBCSWarriors) January 19, 2020
The future continues to be bright for the Warriors, especially once these two both can take the court together at Chase Center.