With eight games this season, the Toronto Raptors are on the wrong path.
The Raptors’ most recent defeat was in Saturday night’s game against the Utah Jazz, the top team in the NBA so far in 2020-21. Nevertheless, the nurse stood up for the athletes.
“It’s hard to feel satisfied now, but they [les joueurs] Nuther said at a press conference after the 106-102 setback.
“They played well. […] We did a few good things. There are some great personal performances. You see, we are on the road against one of the best teams in the league. I know they miss some guys, but so do we. We have a chance to win tonight. In the way we play, I won’t be angry. “
As Nurse pointed out, there are some outstanding personal performances to jazz. This is especially true of Canada’s Khem Birch, who scored 17 points, 10 rebounds and 6 assists.
Acquired from the Orlando Magic before the trade deadline, the Montrealer may be the best thing that happened to the Raptors this season.
His teammate Fred VanVleet analyzed: “We unlocked it by giving it more freedom to make it more creative. He worked very hard and was very helpful to us. This is a good acquisition.”
Before joining the Raptors, Burch never scored more than 13 points in a game. Since joining the Toronto team, he has reached this plateau six times.
The center thinks this is due to the offensive freedom the nurse gave him.
“Frankly, I thought I was just going to protect the basket, get some rebounds and other things,” Birch said, speaking of his impression when he was traded to the Raptors. I didn’t expect this kind of freedom. I could have imagined next season or later, but not now. “
Speaking of next season, the 28-year-old has no expectations for the 2021-2022 campaign. Let’s talk about his performance since joining the team. The Raptors really can’t afford the ability to let him go.