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Former Maryland star Jake Layman makes historic NBA debut

Former Maryland star Jake Layman makes historic NBA debut

For the first three games of his rookie season, and for nearly the first 40 minutes of the fourth, Jake Layman was no more than a paid spectator, sitting on the Portland Trail Blazers bench and never removing his warmups.

It took less than eight minutes Tuesday night, in what was essentially mop-up duty of a 23-point blowout loss at home to the Golden State Warriors, for the former Maryland forward to go from an obscure second-round draft pick to an NBA record-holder.

And Twitter trend-setter.

And fan favorite at the Moda Center.

And, quite possibly, regular rotation player for the Trail Blazers.

“You know, I was glad. Obviously, he got in and made...

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