It happens in good teams that positive news comes from under the rocks. The Chicago Bulls are in that dynamic right now, and despite lamenting Patrick Williams’ indefinite loss, they keep adding valuable players in an unexpected way. Javonte Green has been the first to benefit from the starting position that Williams vacated, and now it is Ayo Donsunmu who takes the compliments from his trainer Billy Donovan. “He has that ‘something.’ It’s going to have an impact on the game.
Donsunmu is born in Chicago and a product of the University of Illinois, which makes him from the first minute a candidate for a favorite of the stands. His choice in the 38th position of the last draft did not augur him this importance in the team, but the rookie is taking advantage of each one of the 13 minutes he averages per night to put the team in his pocket with his tireless effort. «He is a competitor who is not afraid. I think that mentality is going to help him grow a lot », Donovan completed.
Not only did the coach have praise for the young man, teammates like DeRozan are also delighted with him. “He does a lot of things that are not seen in first-year players,” said the guard after joking about his love affair with the fans. Donsunmu himself is aware that the opportunity they have given him is out of the ordinary, but he focuses on what these first 9 games have helped him. «My game has improved a lot just to face so many great players. I learn with each possession ». Ayo Donsunmu may not be talented anyway, but this character could well be worth a long career in the league. For now, it is the United Center’s right eye.
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