The Feast of Usman Garuba on his arrival in the NBA: decisive plug and praise of his coach

There was half a minute for the end, Houston won for three points and Antonio Blakeney, the maximum rival scorer, he threw himself with everything to crush the

The Feast of Usman Garuba on his arrival in the NBA: decisive plug and praise of his coach

There was half a minute for the end, Houston won for three points and Antonio Blakeney, the maximum rival scorer, he threw himself with everything to crush the rocket hoop. He had seen the free corridor but not Usman Garuba, who with one eye was attentive to the corner shooter and with the other, to painting. With the 'Timing' measured at the millimeter, Garuba plugged the mate to open his best performance in the Las Vegas Summer League: 8 points, 10 rebounds, 6 assists, 5 robberies and victory plug.The match, Will Weaver, assistant Stephen Silas and coach of the Rockets during this tournament, revealed the intrahistory of that moment. "Today we had a couple of times because he came and told me, 'I'm fine, leave me on the track'. And my only concern was that Gasoline would have to play in the final stretch," he began to explain at a press conference . "What I like most about [Gauba] is that when I said, 'Do you see? You needed to save the energy to make that decisive stopper. That's why I took it before.' And he told me, 'Coach, I'm not from agreement. But I respect it '[laughs]. That is the kind of person who is and I think it has been seen today in many moments the special thing that can be as defender, "Weaver continued.

That defensive capacity was USMan Gauba passport to the NBA and what Rockets will demand in their first steps. Azuqueca has already demonstrated in ACB and the Euroleague, against competition greater than he has had in Las Vegas, to be an extremely versatile defender, a very precious coin in the North American League. It finds accommodation in attack, which will be his most complicated task , Gauba may be worthwhile with his work behind and a delivery that has already surprised in the franchise: after the Olympic Games, the Spanish international landed in Las Vegas last Wednesday and could immediately be the orders of his new team. " I value him greatly for having crossed the balloon to be here, getting off the plane and saying, 'I want to play. I want to help. I do not care what I have to do. You just tell me what you need. But I want to play, "Weaver explained. Finally there were three games, the first one with the jet lag even above and the last, with final tract.

Good way to celebrate your first contract, that the Rockets made official this Monday. The agreement is identical to that of all the players elected in the first round of the draft: four seasons, of which only the first two are guaranteed, and an amount that varies depending on the position in which they were elected. Where appropriate, as number 23 of the draft, between 8.5 and 10.2 million euros gross in total. A part will be aimed at paying its real Madrid exit clause, about three million euros that will pay for deadlines and from which the Rockets They will be able to contribute a maximum of 660,000.

Updated Date: 18 August 2021, 05:55

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