Doron Lamb finally got a chance to show his stuff on Wednesday night for the Orlando Magic.
He didn’t let the Magic down at all.
Lamb, in his rookie season, has now played 21 games for the Magic. He played 23 games for the Milwaukee Bucks, averaging 12.2 minutes per game, and had averages of 3.4 points and 0.9 assists. He only shot 34.7 percent from the floor.
He came to the Magic and really hasn’t done that much better with 2.5 points and 1.2 rebounds a game, but he’s shooting slightly better at 39.76 percent.
Ironically, it was against his old NBA team where Lamb had a chance to shine in a 113-103 victory. He played for 35 minutes and was 6-of-10 from the floor as well as 4-of-6 in 3-point tries for 16 points. He had two assists, one steal, four rebounds and one turnover.
Lamb is hitting 61.5 percent in 3-pointers. He was 25 percent in that area for the Bucks, so he’s definitely doing better things for his new team. A change of scenery usually does wonders for a player and it’s been that way for Lamb.
Lamb went quite a stretch of games where he only played single-digit minutes. He showed the Magic what he could do in 35 minutes. Lamb was impressive, and hopefully the Magic will keep that in mind for the rest of the season.
If Orlando chooses not to stick with Lamb next season, another NBA team might want to take a close look. It appears he has the tools to be an impact player in the league. He just needs to figure out how to use those tools.