G League’s Top Pick Willie Reed Out For Season

Veteran big man Willie Reed, the top selection in this year’s G League draft by the Jazz’s G League affiliate, the Salt Lake City Stars, has suffered a season-ending shoulder injury (link) that will foreclose any chance of the 28-year-old returning to the NBA this season.

Reed, who has played for four teams during his three-year NBA career, holds career averages of 4.9 points and 3.8 rebounds per game in 152 career contests.

It was noted last month that the Warriors evaluated signing Reed after losing backup big man Damian Jones to injury, so it’s possible that another team would have been interested in his services moving forward as well, especially considering the possibility of now being able to offer a 10-day deal.

In 21 games with the Stars this season, Reed posted impressive averages of 20.1 points, 11.3 rebounds, and 1.8 blocks per game.

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