Rui Hachimura is developing nicely as a cutter, and it showed when he snuck past the Hornets defense for a dunk Friday night.
Bradley Beal found Moe Wagner off a pick and roll, and thanks to the overhelping on Beal, Wagner had one defender between him and the rim.
That's when Hachimura smartly cut baseline. Wagner found him and the rookie flushed it home with two hands.
pass, pass, SLAM pic.twitter.com/YlQOF3a2cQ— NBC Sports Wizards (@NBCSWizards) November 23, 2019
Hachimura entered the game averaging 13.3 points on 50 percent shooting from the field. Scoring consistently is all about confidence. It helps players break out of slumps and keeps them engaged when a defense shuts down their go-to move.
For Hachimura, finding easy ways to score off of cuts will help him build the confidence he needs to better finish at the rim through contact, knock down shots off the dribble and nail a few from three-point land.
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