Hamidou Diallo drove toward the basket, quickly took contact from a Bucks defender, then decided to pull up for a short jumper with even more defenders coming his way.
The shot rattled home.
The sequence Sunday night was both savvy and smooth, descriptors you couldn’t often use in the Oklahoma City guard’s first couple years in the NBA. Energy was never a problem with Diallo, especially on defense, but offensively, he was more erratic than fluid, more uncertain than sure.
He should be in the conversation for the NBA’s most improved player.
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Carlson: Here's the case for Thunder guard Hamidou Diallo as NBA's most improved player