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Naz Reid
Position: C
Born: 08/26/99
Height: 6-9 / 2.06
Weight:249 lbs. / 112.9 kg.
Salary: $1,517,981
Whenever he needs a break from basketball, or just a way to fend off boredom in isolation, all Naz Reid needs is a pencil and paper. The pencil is the important part. Not a pen or markers. Those aren’t what Reid feels most comfortable using. Just a plain lead pencil. It’s what Reid used back at Asbury Park Middle School in New Jersey when he spent multiple years in the art class of Jan McLaren, whose instruction helped Reid tap into a talent and interest that was lying dormant — drawing.
There hasn’t been a large departure in what Reid wanted to draw then and what he draws now — a lot of cartoons such as Scooby-Doo and animé. Reid is a big fan of the Japanese classic Dragon Ball Z, which revolves around the main character Goku and others trying to save Earth and the universe from various villains, and he even had Dragon Ball Z sneakers back in middle school. “They were fire and ice,” Reid said. “I just always liked Dragon Ball Z. That was probably my favorite, and I was just trying to put those two together.”
“We know we gave up way too many points,” Reid said. “They were hitting 3s and they were going by us. We all knew we had to knuckle up and do what we had to do man-on-man-on-man. That’s something we had to do when we came out in the second half.” No sugar-coating there. No excuses made for missing Towns and Russell. Just straight talk from a player who no longer has time for the BS. “I think we were just tired of it, getting blown out in games,” said Jake Layman, who scored 10 of his 15 points and grabbed four of his five steals in the fourth quarter. “It wasn’t easy to come back tonight, but I think we had to focus on our defense and getting stops, and that’s what was the most important thing.”