Disappeared from traffic on the Thunder side, Théo Maledon was having a simply nightmarish sophomore start to the season. The young French rear has nevertheless managed to recover, delivering a very strong performance recently!
His end of year rookie, like the dynamics of his franchise, seemed ideal for him to flourish again this year. Established 49 times for his first season in the NBA, Theo Maledon had managed to make a name for himself under the colors of Oklahoma City. He had even managed to set several pretty records in the process, including one by Tony Parker himself !
Suffice to say that in view of the Thunder’s forward-looking project, his place in Mark Daigneault’s rotation seemed quite found for his sophomore campaign. The poor performance of the Frenchman in recent weeks, however, reversed the trend. Less and less used by his coach, the former ASVEL even ended up undergoing a terrible cold shower recently.
Théo Maledon revives with a G-League recital
Deviated from his team’s plans, Maledon was however entitled to playing time on Thursday. While the Thunder prepared for his trip to Milwaukee, the Frenchie played his third G-League game of the season. Relatively complete on the first two, with 10.5 points, 4.5 rebounds and 4.5 assists on average, he decided to raise the level against the Agua Caliente Clippers, with 28 points planted!
Theo Maledon went to WORK for the @okcblue 👀
His game-high 28 PTS led the team to a win! pic.twitter.com/wCZPi4BGx1
– NBA G League (@nbagleague) November 19, 2021
Close to equaling his NBA career record (33 points), Theo was not content to fuel the brand of his team. He also filled the other statistical categories, with 9 rebounds compiled, 5 assists delivered, and 2 steals made! What, logically, obtain the honorary title of Man of the Match from the Oklahoma City Blue, at the end of this major performance.
in all facets 🔵 pic.twitter.com/7JpzGY7VD0
– OKC BLUE (@okcblue) November 19, 2021
If he maintains such a level in the G-League, Theo Maledon should soon return to the NBA and the Thunder group. In any case, that’s all we have to wish the young French hope!