To the surprise of many, second-round draft pick Jordan Mickey was chosen for the C's opening night active roster ahead of James Young (it may or may not be the result of Kelly Olynyk's suspension, something to keep an eye on going forward).
With the Celtics up 17 points in the final two minutes, Mickey saw his first NBA action. The rookie promptly grabbed a defensive rebound, then another on offense, got to the free-throw line, drilled two foul shots and dished out an assist on a Jae Crowder three--all in the span of 58 seconds. Mickey's final stat line: 2 minutes, 2 points, 2 rebounds, 1 assist and 1 foul.
The result? Some spectacularly amusing small-sample numbers this morning:
Jordan Mickey's PER is 80.9— Ryan Bernardoni (@dangercart) October 29, 2015
Random: League leaders in PER right now. https://t.co/n2Wc4vCXfh Wondering if Jordan Mickey can keep it up. pic.twitter.com/jurqRHY4tN— HoopsHype (@hoopshype) October 29, 2015
Terry Rozier also saw the benefits of Mickey's garbage-time success:
Hot take stat: Jordan Mickey & Terry Rozier are tied for the league lead in offensive rating (243.1). pic.twitter.com/DqKzNlJNGO— Ben Rohrbach (@brohrbach) October 29, 2015
Imagine if Brad Stevens hadn't left Mickey in for that last unproductive minute...
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