With the departures of Jeff Green and especially Bruce Brown, many observers are worried about the Nuggets bench. The defending champions are going to need youngsters like Peyton Watson to clearly up their game next season, with Christian Braun’s progression arguably key for the Nuggets.
“There are always a few people who think you can’t fill this role”replies Christian Braun, interviewed this week by the Denver Poston those who doubt his ability to return to the role of Bruce Brown off the bench. “But I always end up being up to it. I want to take up this challenge. I want a bigger role and I think everyone wants a bigger role. »
Accustomed to winning at all levels, and author of an extremely rare back-to-back with the NCAA then NBA title, Christian Braun assures that he is ready to become the 6th man of the Nuggets. The team relies heavily on him.
“The fact that the Nuggets trust me and trust our young people to take over and take the next step means a lot to me”
“The fact that the Nuggets trust me and trust our young people to take over and take the next step means a lot to me. And of course, I’m going to prove them right.
For this, the 22-year-old back explains that he works on his game in general, but in particular on catch-and-shoot or free throws. While also working on his dribbling to be a better creator.
History of being able to resume the role of Bruce Brown, who had helped the Nuggets so much in their quest for the title.
“You learn a lot from a guy like (Brown). He is a player who thinks first of all in defense and who ended up bringing us a lot in attack. I just learned to play hard like him and to love (the region). He (Brown) really took on his role, he arrived in a new city and he fell in love with the city. And I think that’s why he’s been so successful.”
It’s up to Christian Braun to do the same now…
How to read the stats? MJ = matches played; Min = Minutes; Shots = Shots made / Shots attempted; 3pts = 3-points / 3-points attempted; LF = free throws made / free throws attempted; Off = offensive rebound; Def= defensive rebound; Tot = Total bounces; Pd = assists; Fte: Personal fouls; Int = Intercepts; Bp = Lost bullets; Ct: Counters; Points = Points.