Scoot Henderson of the Portland Trail Blazers is about to enter the NBA and see just how difficult the game can be.
He will be facing off against legends such as Nikola Jokic, LeBron James, Giannis Antetokounmpo, and Stephen Curry.
So he should soak up all the friendly time he gets with each of them before the season begins.
Swish Cultures, via NBACentral, recently shared a video of Henderson and Curry practicing together on the court.
The video features Curry doing his custom dribbling and hand-eye-ball coordination drill, while Henderson is doing quite well with keeping up.
Scoot and Steph 🔥
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Obviously, Henderson should try to receive as many pointers, tips, and tricks as he can from Curry.
Like Curry, Henderson is a guard who wants to emphasize his speed and shooting abilities.
The two men are physically quite different but there is no doubt that Henderson can learn quite a few things from the four-time champion.
Henderson was selected as the third overall draft pick last month and might end up being a centerpiece of the Trail Blazers moving forward.
This is even more possible now that Damian Lillard has made it clear that he wants to leave the team.
Henderson had a lot of pressure on his shoulders before Lillard’s decision but that has only grown because of it.
It’s not clear who will replace Lillard.
If the front office plays its cards well, they could get an All-Star guard to take his place.
But chances are that Henderson is going to be doing a lot of play-making and ball-handling for his team.
Therefore, it’s great that he got time to practice with one of the greatest guards in NBA history.NEXT: Analyst Believes That Damian Lillard Should Be More 'Open-Minded'