After putting rookie wing Cameron Johnson under the microscope, it’s time to put fellow rookie Ty Jerome in the latest installment of the 2-Minute Drill. Following his strong play against Dallas and Oklahoma City, Jerome is looking much more comfortable lately against NBA athleticism.
Once Phoenix acquired Jerome alongside Aron Baynes for the Milwaukee Bucks’ 2020 first-round pick in a draft night trade, the former Virginia Cavalier playmaker had plenty of preseason hype because of his fit within Monty Williams’ system.
Before this week, Jerome was having a very rough adjustment period. It didn’t help that Jerome sprained his ankle before the Suns’ season opener, so he was behind the curve right away.
Now entering into February, Jerome looks poised to stay within the Suns’ rotation as Williams continues to gain more trust in him.
Over the last two games, here’s how Jerome has fared in the box score for Phoenix:
- 12 points and 3 assists in 23 minutes
- 9 points and 4 assists in 19 minutes
If this continues, Jerome’s minutes will continue to rise. The Suns have been in desperate need of a reliable backup point guard, so will Jerome finally be taking the lead from others like Elie Okobo and Tyler Johnson?
Note: Thanks to Smart Highlights on YouTube for the easy access to the latest Jerome highlights!