The 2020-2021 NBA season will test the Toronto Raptors.
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Defender Fred VanVleet told the media on Saturday: “To be honest, this is the purest year I have participated in basketball, and the league and season are moving rapidly.”
“Everything this year is related to business. Do you know what I’m talking about? The NBA strikes a good balance between love, the joy of one of the best sports in the world, and the billionaire industry. I believe that this year, the industry Love and joy have been taken over.”
“There are good days and bad days. We are committed to our art, our work, and our teammates. We must make ourselves humans and have these beautiful days, not so beautiful. But this is definitely a difficult year. , Including many ups and downs.”
He himself did not have a season as personally hoped. Although he experienced a night of 54 points on the night of February 2nd, he averaged 19.6 points and 4.2 rebounds per game, two personal highs, but he still maintained a personal record. The highest level.
However, in addition to contracting the virus and causing hip injuries, VanVleet also slipped. The 27-year-old athlete made a comeback in Friday’s game against the Orlando Magic.
VanVleet said: “Obviously, I missed it for two weeks and can’t wait to come back.” Coming back to play is good for me. No matter how bad I play, this is my job. This is what I like to do. This is my passion. Whenever you leave the game, it will affect your morale.
“Participating in the competition should be the best time of your day. Sometimes we can’t do it. So I’m very happy to be healthy.”
VanVleet may not know which season he personally wants, and the same is true in the collective situation. The Raptors are currently not in the playoffs. They ranked 12th, but only half a game away from the Chicago Bulls, and only ranked 10th in the Eastern Conference. This position will allow them to participate in a small series against the seventh-placed team, thus ensuring their position in the playoffs.
Head coach Nick Nurse explained: “After a team dealing with injuries, illnesses and other problems, they can reverse the situation, give themselves a little rhythm, and restore their health.” Some teams may get a lot good result. “
The Raptors will face the Oklahoma City Thunder on Sunday.