More comfortable in his game after his rookie season with the Clippers, Moussa Diabaté does not really show it in his first two “summer league” games in Las Vegas. At only 8 points, 10 rebounds, 2 assists, and more than one interception and one block per game, the young interior tricolor is certainly very active, as always.
But at 35% on shots, when he is expected to dominate on his second tour, he is clearly not at his best.
“I don’t think I played well”confirms Diabaté at the microphone of Justin Russo. “But I really think it’s better defensively. I feel more comfortable, I understand better, I see the game better. Even when changing defenders, I make better decisions. »
Diabaté vomits before the game!
And for good reason ! Diabaté not only battles a bad virus, but also a stubborn back pain. That’s a lot for one man…
“I have a lot of shit at the moment! Before the match [face à Sacramento], I threw up. During the match, my head was spinning. It was not easy but hey, I fought,” detailed Diabaté, who finished with 5 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists despite everything. “Since training camp, I also have back pain. Muscle pain. We try to deal with it and take care of it as best we can. You have to adapt. »
Failing to be able to show the extent of his arsenal in the profile of the modern interior capable of running fast and defending in several positions, Diabaté was at least able to show all his determination and tenacity during this summer league.
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.