George talks about rookie Masserin, who plays for Indiana.
Benoit Mathurin (198 cm, G) made his debut in the 2022-2023 NBA Draft. “I have to prove to LeBron that I’m better than him,” he told ESPN after his debut.
After making his NBA debut, Messerin settled into the league with his sharp scoring ability. Starting in NBA Summer League, she was a consistent scorer, averaging 19.3 points per game. Her performance continued into the regular season.
In 78 games this season, she averaged 16.7 points, 4.1 rebounds, and 1.5 assists in 28.5 minutes per game. He has been a key sixth man since his rookie season. His scoring average was the fourth-highest on the team.
Notably, he scored 19 points in his debut 메이저사이트 and averaged 26.5 points in his next two games to enter the Rookie of the Year race. He was also named Rookie of the Month for October and November. Despite some ups and downs along the way, it was a successful season that earned her a spot on the All-Rookie First Team.
Paul George (203 cm, F), who plays for the Los Angeles Clippers, spoke out about Masserin’s performance. On his podcast, “Podcast P,” George said, “I love the way he plays. He’s really tough. He can score in the mid-range, he’s athletic, he’s strong, but he’s also quick and he can penetrate. He reminds me of Dwyane Wade when I watch him.”
Dwyane Wade is an NBA legend with 13 All-Star selections, eight NBA team selections, three NBA championships, and one Finals MVP. His greatest strengths are his speed and his ability to use his strength to break through.
There’s still a long way to go to match Wade’s accomplishments. But for a rookie to be compared to such a player is an honor in itself. It will be interesting to see if he can become as great as Wade.