‣ Dereck Lively II is currently leading the NBA in field goal percentage with an impressive 91.7%.
‣ Lively’s mentor, Tyson Chandler, has helped him adjust to the challenges of his rookie season in the NBA.
through two games, Dereck Lively II is leading the league in field goal percentage (minimum 5 attempts)…
— All Things Mavs (@All_Things_Mavs)
Dereck Lively II is making a name for himself in the NBA, despite all the attention being on No. 1 overall pick Victor Wembanyama. Lively currently leads the league in field goal percentage, shooting an impressive 91.7% in the first two games of the season. He attributes his success to hard work and being always ready to finish plays. His debut against San Antonio was particularly impressive, with 16 points and 10 rebounds off the bench. Despite the viral attention, Lively tries to avoid social media comments and stay focused on his job. He understands the pressure of playing on the biggest stage and appreciates the guidance from his mentor, Tyson Chandler. As a 12th selection in the NBA Draft, Lively knows he needs to adapt quickly to succeed in the league.