Usman Garuba played his third game in the G League enrolled in the Rio Grande Valley Vipers, a team linked to the Rockets in the competition. The Spanish pvot lowered his performance compared to the previous appointment and finished with five points (2/2 in field goals), 10 rebounds, two assists, three recoveries and a plug in the 28 minutes he was on the track.
All of that contributed to the wide victory over the Austin Spurs by 134-99. The Vipers are undefeated with a balance of 6-0 and the opposite happens to them than the older team, which, despite the last victory against the Bulls, is the worst in the NBA with a balance of 2-16.
Garuba’s main handicap in the G League is his concept of team play, something positive in most competitions, but not there, where most of the players go to show off and try to make good numbers in order to get into the league. NBA. In the last game, the Spaniard had made 18 points with 8/10 in shots and 11 rebounds, of which six were in attack and he was able to convert them into a basket. Against the Spurs he only looked at the basket twice, but his defensive effort was remarkable.
The ex-Madrid pvot is playing at a good level and it is likely that he will soon return to the discipline of the Rockets, where coach Stephen Silas is highly questioned. Should he be fired, most of the young players on the squad will have to start almost from scratch to try to convince the new manager.