” It’s crazy, we play this way so far without this All-Star player, an All-NBA player, one of the best in his position. It’s frightening. » The player to whom Brook Lopez was referringbefore the Lakers came tonight, was obviously Khris Middleton.
After missing the first twenty games of this season, as well as the majority of the last playoffs, the All-Star rear has made his return to the courts.
” It was really good to be back on the field with the guys competing, playing. It’s a whole range of emotions. I’ve been through a lot in the past two months: joy, sadness, anxiety, nervousness. I was finally able to play and get rid of this nervousness », enjoys the three-time All-Staraffected by the recent death of his father, which occurred at the heart of his rehabilitation to treat his wrist.
We didn’t feel that he was very nervous for this introduction, which was made without making many mistakes. In 27 minutes, he thus compiled 17 points (6/11 on shots including 3/4 from afar) and 7 assists, displaying in particular a good connection with Brook Lopez precisely.
” He makes the game look so easy. The way he plays, it’s like it’s just him. It’s like an exercise. It’s really good to see him back on the pitch, I wish we could win for him. But he gave the impression of playing effortlessly Says Jrue Holiday.
The latter’s teammates and him suspect that it will take time for the ghost, who should not play the “back-to-back” of next night in Charlotte, to find his rhythm. ” But he did his thing tonight, he played a good game “, Continues the third member of the local “Big Three”, with Giannis Antetokounmpo, author of 28 points, 9 assists and 6 rebounds.
” To have Khris Middleton back is huge for us. It’s quite impressive to see how he came back without problems, on both sides of the pitch. […] He’s a smart player, he understands the game. He’s not too dependent on his athleticism or things like that. He has to keep working and working again, but it’s a big step for us tonight to bring Khris Middleton back “, ends Mike Budenholzer, who is now only waiting for the returns of Serge Ibaka and Joe Ingles to have a complete training.