Bankero is aiming for Rookie of the Year.
Orlando Magic’s Paolo Bankero had an interview with ‘HoopsHype’ on the 8th (Korean time). Bankero mentioned the possibility of rookie king here.
Bankero expressed his confidence, saying, “I definitely think I will become the rookie of the year.
Orlando used the first overall pick in the 2022 NBA Draft to pick Vanquero from Duke University.
Initially, Bankero was expected to enter the NBA as the third pick. Because Jabari Smith and Chet Holmgren were rated higher than Bankero. There was also a story that Orlando also did not consider the Vanquero nomination even after winning the first pick.
Vanquero also said, “I knew I was going to be drafted by Houston with the third pick. That’s how the mood went.”
However, right before the draft, the atmosphere changed. Orlando began to actively appeal to Bankero through non-face-to-face meetings. As a result, Orlando chose to accompany Bankero.
Orlando’s choice was not wrong. Van Kerro displayed a distinct presence in the summer league with his unique versatility. His momentum continued into the regular season.
Van Kerro was named in the starting lineup as soon as he made his debut, receiving the eye of Orlando head coach Jamal Mosley. Living up to his expectations, Van Kerro posted 20.0 points, 6.9 rebounds and 3.7 assists in averaging 33.7 minutes this season. A record that ranks first in the average scoring category among rookies.
In the process, Bankero became a strong team killer.
Orlando, which is going through a rebuild,바카라사이트 has a relatively weak power. However, Bankero proved his competitiveness by leading Orlando and capturing strong teams in the Eastern Conference, such as the Boston Celtics and the Philadelphia 76ers. The defending champion Golden State Warriors also had a 2-0 advantage this season.
It remains to be seen whether Van Kerro can successfully complete his debut season by winning the long-awaited Rookie of the Year title.