Kevin Durant says Jake Layman should play more after 8 minute cameo

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As far as debuts go, they don't get much better than what Jake Layman experienced last night for the Portland Trail Blazers against the Golden State Warriors.

The 47th pick in the 2016 draft has had to wait until the fourth game of the season to get some NBA minutes under his belt, but it was certainly worth the wait as he exploded in garbage time against the 2015 champions.

Golden State were well out of sight by the time Layman entered the fray but in his eight minutes of action, he did enough to convince Kevin Durant he deserves more time on the hardwood.

The former Maryland Terrapins star was 5-7 from three-point range as he recorded 17 points to make the score more respectable for the home team.

Durant did not share time on the floor with the 22-year-old, but he was impressed.


The 2014 Most Valuable Player said: "I think we put together a really good game other than Layman getting hot, maybe he should be playing more."

His performance at the Moda Center truly was historic. The forward became just the second player in NBA history to record five threes in his debut - the other being Donyell Marshall, who achieved the feat 12 years ago.

Now the challenge is for Layman to build on his first outing and make the next step to becoming a rotation player for the Blazers. Portland are blessed with some great shooters, adding another to the list would not be bad for the team.

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