Golden State Warriors’ Jonathan Kuminga excites with huge Pro-Am outing

Jonathan Kuminga of the Golden State Warriors.
Jonathan Kuminga of the Golden State Warriors. /

Golden State Warriors’ forward Jonathan Kuminga is currently preparing for a pivotal third NBA season, with that including an appearance at Jamal Crawford’s CrawsOver Pro-Am in Seattle on Saturday.

The 20-year-old dropped a mammoth 60 points, five rebounds and six assists in the event, playing alongside Warrior teammate Gary Payton II as the pair electrified the crowd at the Royal Brougham Pavilion.

Golden State Warriors’ youngster Jonathan Kuminga is the latest NBA player to put up big numbers in an explosive Pro-Am performance.

The athletic two-way forward dazzled fans with a raft of huge dunks, helping himself to a 60-point outing against defense not suited nor willing to matchup with a player of his prodigious talent.

Kuminga impressed with his ball-handling, regularly breaking down defenders off the dribble before detonating at the rim. His fastbreak, transition offense was also on show, an element the Warriors will be hoping to utilize more and more next season.

It’s all part of a crucial offseason for Kuminga who had a disappointing end to his second NBA season. After an exciting regular season where he averaged nearly 21 minutes per game, the former seventh overall pick was axed from Steve Kerr’s rotation for almost all of Golden State’s playoff campaign.

Kuminga presents as a major wildcard to the Warriors’ chances for next season. Will he begin to fulfill an All-Star level potential, or will a lack of experience continue to impede his playing opportunity?

He isn’t the only young player to have put up a huge Pro-Am performance this offseason, with second-year Milwaukee Bucks’ forward Marjon Beauchamp breaking the CrawsOver scoring record with 83 points during a game late last month.

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CrawsOver events are becoming a staple of the NBA offseason, drawing some of the league’s biggest stars. Fans briefly witnessed a game involving LeBron James, Jayson Tatum, Dejounte Murray, Paolo Banchero and Chet Holmgren last year before condensation on the court forced a halt to play during the second-quarter.