The NBA Development League regular season continues. In one of the earliest games, the Rockets’ Viper team lost to the Spurs’ Spurs team. It’s a pity that the Viper team actually lost this game. Just like the previous game’s loss to the Magic, the Viper team has been firmly in control of the initiative in the first half of the game, but the good times did not last long. The Viper team’s offense appeared in the second half. To solve the problem, they only scored 17 points in the crucial fourth quarter, which was half of the second quarter. In the end, the Spurs also successfully reversed the game, and the Vipers lost by 3 points.
The Viper team’s loss in this game is actually related to the poor performance of their core player Kevin Porter. In this game, Porter scored 16 points and 6 assists on 5 of 15 shots, although from a statistical point of view his performance It’s quite satisfactory, but from the perspective of the game, his efficiency and defense are both big problems, so this also requires him to make adjustments in subsequent games. In addition to Porter, there is another player worthy of our attention. He is Kenyon Martin, Jr. Martin’s performance in this game is impressive. Although he failed to lead the team to victory, overall Look, his performance is worth the Rockets give him a chance.
Martin played 34 minutes in the game, made 7 of 14 shots, scored 18 points, 13 rebounds, 3 blocks, 2 assists and 1 steal. His performance was very comprehensive. In this game, Martin once again showed his excellent physical fitness and repeatedly dunks. Although he still has relatively big flaws in shooting, at least he is improving. From the recent performance of Martin’s continuous double-doubles in the G League, he is indeed a striker worth training, and it depends on how much he can polish his skills.
In fact, if Martin Jr., who is 1.98 meters tall, plays the 3rd position, his athletic ability and figure will be more advantageous. However, since he used to play the 4th position more often and his shooting state was not very good, it is not realistic to let him transform into the 3rd position all at once. But from the recent games, we have also seen that Martin Jr. has the potential to develop more skills, so we also hope that he can perform better in the following games. In the current rebuilt Rockets, He may not have no chance. For example, coach Silas can actually try to replace the poorly played House with Martin Jr. for a period of time, and it may have good results. I believe coach Silas should have seen his performance, and the opportunity will come sooner or later.
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