Four Frenchmen were on the NBA courts last night and only Killian Hayes came out on top. The leader may have had the best game of his season despite the defeat of his team against the Lakers (121-128). With 16 points, including a nice 4/6 three-pointer, and 9 assists, the number 7 in the 2020 draft made the Detroit attack shine.
In the absence of Cade Cunningham, who has missed the last five matches, the Frenchman proves to Dwane Casey that he can rely on him. Systematically incumbent, he is very aggressive and creates a lot of discrepancies for his partners. And his playing time is skyrocketing with more than 31 minutes on average over the period.
Fournier is still on the sidelines
Evan Fournier knows the opposite fate in New York. The captain of the France team once again did not tread the floor during the defeat of the Knicks at Golden State (111-101). The back has chained three games in a row without a single second of playing time. A choice that his coach, Tom Thibodeau, fully assumes, who ensures that the absence of the Olympic vice-champion offers “more rhythm” to his team.
In form for a few matches, Theo Maledon did not weigh this time during Charlotte’s defeat against Cleveland (132-122, after two overtimes). The former Asvel has not scored a single point in 13 minutes of play (0/5 shooting). Finally, Frank Ntilikina did not shine in Dallas’ demonstration against Denver (127-99). The point guard only entered for the last 7 minutes, when the gap was already made. He took the opportunity to score two points and delivered two assists.