Less than a month until the start of the 2021/22 regular season of the NBA (exactly 30 days). The franchises are almost ready to face t
Less than a month until the start of the 2021/22 regular season of the NBA (exactly 30 days). The franchises are almost ready to face the challenge of dethroning Milwaukee Bucks from the position of reigning champion of the competition (or in his case revalidating the ring achieved last July), in the absence of contesting the training camp that will serve to get more rounds at the beginning of the course.
One of the players who is most motivated by the arrival of the Regular Season is Usman Garuba. The Spanish player has expressed his excitement at being able to make his official debut in the NBA on several occasions throughout the summer. He already played in the Summer League with his Houston Rockets, but with the thorn of arriving lacking in strength due to having the Tokyo 2021 Olympic Games very recent.
In these NBA Summer League encounters Garuba showed that he has enormous potential to be one of the league’s great defensive players in the future, but that he is nevertheless still very green when it comes to his offensive game.
That is why, as Houston Chronicle journalist Jonathan Feigen recounts on the Texas Sports Nation program, the Rockets themselves are considering the possibility of sending Usman Garuba to the G-League at some specific time of the season.
The more minutes the better
Feigen himself explains that the Development League can be a great option for the Spaniard, especially when the Houston Rockets have nothing to fight for this next season: “Players like this don’t need four-minute stretches for every two quarters with The Rockets are much better off playing 34 minutes a game with the Rio Grande Valley Vipers, their affiliate. “