Did Stephen Curry score more than 40 points? He’s still a good defenseman! Confessions of Jeff Teague
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Houston’s Jabari Smith shows common sense at 20, and Victor Vembanyama brings out the best in his compatriots.
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Victor Vembanyama continues to study. He gets advice from his compatriots
San Antonio Spurs rookie Victor Vembanyama spoke during a press conference about the advice he received from his compatriots in the person of Tony Parker, Nicolas Batum and Rudy Gobert.
“I talked to each one of them. The advice I hear most often is to be yourself. I know they trust me, and everything will be fine as long as I stay true to myself,” Vembanyama said.
Victor is currently in Las Vegas and participates in NBA Summer League games. In the first game, he scored only nine points, and the “Championship” closely followed his actions on the court.
Victor’s debut and our review:
“I didn’t understand what I was doing on the court.” How was Vembanyama’s first game in the NBA Summer League
“I’m only 20 years old.” That doesn’t stop Jabari Smith Jr from playing in the NBA Summer League
Heavy forward “Houston Rockets” Jabari Smith Jr. during the tournament in Las Vegas spoke about his state of mind. In particular, the young Texan player made it clear that he is focused solely on winning.
“I am only 20 years old. Why can’t I play in Summer League? Last season we were 22-60. I can’t say that my first year was successful. So why can’t I be here?” Smith Jr. said during a press conference.
Naturally, these comments were made in the context of his game-winning shot against the Portland Trail Blazers, which took place on the first day of the game. Perhaps it was Smith Jr. who became the author of one of the best moments of the current tournament.
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“Stephen Curry finished with 44 points.” But it’s still a good Jeff Teague defense: Tom Thibodeau thinks so
The 2021 NBA champion with the Milwaukee Bucks and All-Star Jeff Teague recalled the compliment he received from head coach Tom Thibodeau in 2017, when they were both with the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Thibodeau praised Teague’s defense during the preseason against the Golden State Warriors, despite the strong performance of star point guard Stephen Curry.
“I don’t remember playing that hard. Tom Thibodeau came up to me after the game and said it was the best defensive performance he’s ever played. Stephen Curry finished with 44 points. He made every shot,” Teague said on the 520 Club Podcast.
We’re talking about the 2017 preseason game, when the Minnesota Timberwolves and Golden State Warriors played an exhibition game in China. True, Teague was a little wrong, then Stephen scored exactly 40 points.
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Rest. Denver Penguins forward Michael Porter talks about San Antonio Spurs rookie Victor Vembanyam
Denver Nuggets forward Michael Porter on Victor Vembanyam: He just had one bad game [в Летней лиге]and now people talk about him in a certain way.”
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