John Petty, Jr.’s Season in Review
John Petty, Jr. has just finished his second season with NBA G-League team the Birmingham Squadron, which had a disappointing season this year, going 11-21 without the playoffs for the first time in franchise history.
Petty only started one game this season for the Squadron but has been an effective bench player for the majority of the season. He averaged 6.2 points per game, 2.2 rebounds per game, and 1.7 assists per game this season. However, he has regressed from last season as he started 15 games that year, averaging 8.5 points per game, 4.6 rebounds per game, and 1.9 assists per game.
Petty has a long, tough road ahead, however, if he wants a full-time NBA contract or even a two-way-contract. If he could earn more starts for the Squadron next season as well as work on his free throws and consistency with his 3-pointers, he could get a two-way-contract or a call-up sooner than later.
Petty was part of the Sweet 16 Alabama Crimson Tide team two years ago. He declared for the NBA draft that year, but signed undrafted with the New Orleans Pelicans and was waived two days later. He signed with the Birmingham Squadron about a week later as an affiliate player.