Théo Maledon takes a dirty move and ends up on the ground!
Always present off the bench with the Thunder, Théo Maledon has had a complicated start to the season with his team. The latter lost again this Tuesday evening, and the French found himself on the ground on a defensive action. Really, that does not want.
We suspected it since the departure of Chris Paul two years ago: the Thunder would find themselves in the last places of the Western Conference, even if there is hope. With Lu Dort, but especially Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, the future is already here. After the last draft, we can add Josh Giddey, who has been very interesting since his arrival in Oklahoma City.
Unfortunately for this team, this regular season started very badly. 4 games, and already 4 defeats for them, including the last 106-98 against the Warriors this Tuesday evening. Friends of Steph Curry did the job, and have a perfect record of 4 wins, 0 losses.
Dirty start to the season for Théo Maledon
For Théo Maledon, this is not a very easy situation. He keeps playing time off the bench, but his performances are far from convincing. Against Golden State, he planted 3 small points at 1/5 shooting, all in 24 minutes. The worst ? He ended up on the ground after an attack from the Dubs.
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Jordan Poole’s little feint made the difference, and he even managed to pass to his teammate for a three-pointer in stride. A good offensive move, although Maledon will blame himself for falling for it. It’s clearly not easy against a fit team, hoping for a quick wake-up call.
You have to believe it anyway, like Killian Hayes. The French leader showed himself in good form during his last game with the Pistons (highlights here), proof that with a little confidence, everything can change. Maledon has to make a comeback, hoping he can reclaim a place in the starting 5 one day.
A bad performance, the defeat and the highlight: Théo Maledon did not have the best evening of his life. Hopefully the coming weeks are better, or his playing time could take a hit. Now it’s his turn.