When the Portland Trail Blazers selected Scooter Henderson with the No. 3 overall pick, it wasn’t the first time he met with Damian Lillard.
in a feature written by Henderson The Ringer’s Mirin Fedor In December, she told a story when the No. 3 pick reached out to Dame on Instagram for advice.
But even being so close to that goal is thrilling for him. Last night around midnight, while relaxing after a game of the Ignite, he received an Instagram direct message from one of his favorite players: Damian Lillard. “Crazy,” Scutt says with a smile. He originally reached out to the Trail Blazers star in 2021 asking for advice: “Yo, Damian Lillard. I’m Scooter Henderson. I was just wondering if you could give me some free game so I can shoot the next shot and not worry about the last one? Scott was struggling to let go of the mistakes, cursing himself, trying so hard to Excellent, trying to be Great,
When Schutt read Lillard’s response, he tried to stay calm. “He was telling me that he messes with my game,” says Schutt. “He’s like, ‘I’ve seen you play’!” Lillard told him not to get bogged down in missed shots: “Shoot that shit like you know it’s going in.”
It is very possible that Schutt was drafted to replace Demme in Portland, possibly as early as next season. But should the two remain teammates, it appears they already have a relationship dynamic that should help the Blazers.
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