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Watch Clippers Team Celebrate Malik Fitts’ First NBA Bucket, Tributes Him with Game Ball

LA Clippers Malik Fitts

Los Angeles Clippers’ newly signed player, Malik Fitts scored his first NBA bucket Minnesota Timberwolves, in his third game with the clippers.

Fitts played only 6:53 minutes last night and helped Clippers with three points to defeat Timberwolves by 124-105. Previously, the 23-year-old played two games for the Clippers, and he was on the court for four minutes. But last night’s appearance was massive for Malik as he shot his first-ever 3-point in his NBA career. In Fitts’ college basketball career, he has a 39.2 three-point shooting percentage, which is not an excellent rate. Watch the celebration:

Malik Fitts joined Clippers with a 10-day contract

The Clippers signed G League standout forward Malik Fitts for ten days on April 9, which might get extended.

Fitts was born and raised in California and played with the Saint Mary’s Men basketball team from 2017 to 2020. However, he went undrafted in 2020, and the Clippers signed him shortly after he was left on an undrafted free agent.

Saint Mary's Gaels forward Malik Fitts (24) shoots the basketball against the BYU Cougars

Saint Mary’s Gaels forward Malik Fitts (24) shoots the basketball against the BYU Cougars during the first half during the semifinal game in the WCC Basketball Championships at Orleans Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Before joining the NBA, he played with the Agua Caliente Clippers of Ontario in the G League bubble. With the Agua Caliente, Malik scored 11.1 points with four rebounds and 1.4 assists. 

Nevertheless, the 6-foot-8-inch forward is more capable of taking the ball towards the rim and uses strength to his advantage. Using his strengths, Malik was connected with 35% of his three-point range in the G League. Malik’s G League performance helped him to join the Clippers.

However, it is hard to predict whether Fitts will eventually be a long-term addition to the clippers. But even if the Clippers signed him for a long term, he probably would not get on the court very often.

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