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YouTube Gold: Patrick Baldwin Impresses With The Golden State Warriors

Is the former 5-star recruit ready to bounce back?

 Golden State Warriors Quinndary Weatherspoon (L) and Patrick Baldwin Jr (C) try to block Washington Wizards’s Isaiah Todd during the NBA Japan Games 2022 pre-season basketball game between the Golden State Warriors and the Washington Wizards at the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama on September 30, 2022. 
Photo by PHILIP FONG/AFP via Getty Images

Patrick Baldwin, Jr. seriously considered Duke before choosing Milwaukee to play for his dad, Patrick Baldwin, Sr.

Things didn’t go well there - he had injury problems, the team finished 10-22 and his father got fired after the season.

His reputation took a serious hit and he fell to #28 and Golden State in the draft.

Golden State has had two preseason games so far, both against the Washington Wizards. In the first, Baldwin wasn’t a particular factor, but in the second, he was: Baldwin shot 4-6 overall and 4-5 on threes for 12 points. He had six rebounds and an assist, all in 17 minutes, all of which has generated a huge buzz.

And we hope he does well. However, when you watch this, you may notice what we saw: almost all of his shots were uncontested (the last one was not easy however). If that’s what he is, you can run him off screens, but we’ll need a bigger data set to get an idea of what Baldwin can do at this level.