The casual Sixers fan may not know the name yet, but Paul Reed has been putting on a show since the Sixers assigned him to their NBA G League affiliate Delaware Blue Coats.

The 58th overall pick in the 2020 NBA draft has played 15 games with the Blue Coats and is averaging 22.3 points, 11.8 rebounds, and 2.3 assists in just over 31 minutes a game.

His college three-point percentage of 33% was one of the significant reasons he fell so late in the draft, but he quickly developed that shot from distance, shooting 44.4% from the arch. 

Joel Embiid isn’t the only MVP frontrunner in the Sixers organization anymore, as Paul Reed has dominated the G League and is viewed as a potential G League MVP.

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The 6’9″ power forward appeared in five games with the Sixers earlier in the season, most notably in the beginning of January in the days of the Seven Sixers. After Seth Curry tested positive for Covid-19 and multiple players out due to contact tracing, Reed got some minutes in back-to-back losses to the Denver Nuggets and Atlanta Hawks.

While his stats were not impressive (6 PPG), Bball Paul showed himself as a versatile defender with a high motor. Since being relegated to the Blue Coats, Reed has shown his offensive skill set of running the floor in transition, offensive rebounding, and drilling shots from deep.

In no way should we expect the DePaul stand out to be a rotational piece in a, hopefully, deep Sixers playoff run this year, but Reed has all the makings of being a good role player and igniter coming off the bench as a backup four in the future.

Isaiah Joe

However, Reed is not the only rookie second-round pick showing out in the G League playoff bubble. Isaiah Joe was selected with the 49th overall pick in the 2020 draft.

In Monday’s win over the Austin Spurs, Joe led all scorers with 28 points, going 7-15 from the three. 

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