Perhaps no team in the league underwent as drastic a roster overhaul as the Portland Trail Blazers this summer. They’re down four starters from a year ago (LaMarcus Aldridge, Robin Lopez, Nicolas Batum, Wesley Matthews), and have gone from a semi-contender in the West to a rebuilding team in no time. While the upcoming season might be a difficult one for the Blazers, at least they now know that one of their many new acquisitions has some tricks up his sleeve.
Below you’ll see a Vine (courtesy @TrailBlazers) of Mason Plumlee banking-in a no-look, backwards three-pointer in an intrasquad scrimmage Friday afternoon. It’s kinda hard to describe in terms that make sense, so take a look for yourself:
Amazing. That shot looked downright fluid, which makes you wonder if it’s something Plumlee has legitimately practiced before. Casey Holdahl (of the Blazers’ official website) also noted that the shot was a game-winner as time expired, which explains why Meyers Leonard looks so dejected after it went in. Sad Meyers is sad.
Here’s hoping Terry Stotts draws this thing up in crunch time at some point this season.