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Jake Layman
Jake Layman
Position: F
Born: 03/07/94
Height: 6-9 / 2.06
Weight:210 lbs. / 95.3 kg.
Salary: $1,312,611
Situations like those are exactly why Portland rookie Jake Layman dedicates so much thought to his seat selection each time the team gathers during a game stoppage. For one, he doesn’t want to wind up like Davis and get displaced. More importantly, though, he makes a point of trying to avoid the seats adjacent to Blazers forward Noah Vonleh. “You want to stay clear of the super-sweaty guys,” Layman says. “Noah’s one of them.”
After he lost his job, it appeared he also lost his confidence. He passed up shots – many of them in the key – and spent much of his time drifting around the perimeter. Maurice Harkless on Wednesday, however, sharply denies losing his confidence. “No. No, I didn’t lose my confidence,’’ he said. “When you come in the game, a lot of times … never mind.’’ He paused, then continued. “When you come in the game, you have to get a feel for it. Sometimes you are not able to do that in a five-minute stretch. Everybody has their strengths. Pat Connauhgton is a shooter. Jake Layman is a shooter. Shabazz Napier creates with the ball. For me, I’m not a shooter. I mean, I can shoot, but I’m not a shooter. When I come in the game, the first time I touch the ball, and it’s a wide-open three, part of me doesn’t want to shoot it, but I have to, because I’m wide open. So I shoot it, but that’s the first time I’ve touched the ball, so likely, it may not go in. That’s just part of the game.