Leandro bolmaro It’s one of the three Argentine representatives in the 2021-2022 NBA season, being part of some Minnesota Timberwolves that also have Pablo Prigioni, Chris Finch’s technical assistant. After being selected in the first round of the 2020 Draft, the Cordovan jumped from Barcelona to join a team that will try to take a step forward with the talented nucleus led by Karl-Anthony Towns, D’Angelo Russell and Anthony Edwards to get into the conversation for the Playoffs within the tough Western Conference.
In the following article we will collect game by game everything that happens around Bolmaro: results, statistics, highlights and more.
Bolmaro scored his first NBA field goal: a 2 + 1 against the LA Clippers
After the joy against the Los Angeles Lakers came a hard blow for the Minnesota Timberwolves on the second night of the back-to-back in the West Coast city: 27-point loss to LA Clippers. Paul George (23 points) and Reggie Jackson (21) posted their third win against Minnesota in less than two weeks. Karl-Anthony Towns only converted 8 points, a figure so low that he had not stayed since the end of 2018. Anthony Edwards was Minnesota’s leading scorer with 21 points.
Leo’s first career FG 🐺 pic.twitter.com/Bil2qLkiRP
– Minnesota Timberwolves (@Timberwolves) November 14, 2021
The big difference on the scoreboard at least allowed Bolmaro to step on the court again: The Argentine entered for the final five minutes and posted a personal milestone by scoring his first NBA field goal. It was a 2 + 1 action for your only three points. He also picked up a defensive rebound, lost a ball and missed a triple.
Next match: vs. Phoenix suns
- Date: Monday, November 15
- Schedule: 22.00.
Minutes for Bolmaro in the celebration against the Lakers
What better way to break the losing streak with a triumph against the Lakers in Los Angeles, with a 107-83 Which is one of the largest margins of victory that Minnesota has achieved against the Lakers in its history? Karl-Anthony Towns shone at Staples Center with 29 points, former purple and gold D’Angelo Russell added 22 points and 7 assists, and Minnesota had an important celebration for now, with a 4-7 record, get back to 10th place in the West. Anthony Davis with 22 points and 8 rebounds was the best of the Angelenos.
THE BEST BIG ON THE FLOOR pic.twitter.com/8lduufmg5x
– Minnesota Timberwolves (@Timberwolves) November 13, 2021
What’s more there were minutes for Bolmaro: the Cordovan played two minutes in which picked up a defensive rebound after a triple missed by Dwight Howard, a rarity.
Follow the losing streak
Sixth straight knockdown for the Timberwolves: not even with 48 points from Anthony Edwards they were able to plant a flag in the stadium of Golden State Warriors, the Western Conference leader who celebrated with 35 points from Andrew Wiggins, a former Minnesota. The Timberwolves record now stands at 3-7 and they are as close to last in the West as they are to qualify for the Playoffs outright. Leandro Bolmaro returned from the G League and traveled with the team to San Francisco, but he had no minutes.
ALLEY OOP ANT 🐜 pic.twitter.com/OB5UVrFYaV
– Minnesota Timberwolves (@Timberwolves) November 11, 2021
Dramatic loss to Memphis without Bolmaro
Minnesota can’t get out of its labyrinth of losses. This time he was deluded in Memphis against the Grizzlies: with the return of D’Angelo Russell he went on to lead by 13 points with less than five minutes remaining and then he was saved from an incredible collapse by a even more incredible triple by Karl-Anthony Towns.
WATCH THIS pic.twitter.com/rFnB1ZhFX5
– Minnesota Timberwolves (@Timberwolves) November 9, 2021
Equally Minnesota ended up losing in overtime and already has five losses in a row. Leandro Bolmaro did not play because he continues to spend his days with the Iowa Wolves of the G-League.
Next match: vs. Golden state warriors
- Date: Wednesday October 10
- Schedule: 00.00 (already Thursday 11)
A little more action against the Clippers
Leandro Bolmaro had a little more time on the court this time (nearly three and a half minutes to go), but Minnesota lost again to the LA Clippers. Second defeat followed by Minneapolis at home against this rival, this time losing by 104-84 a game with 21 points from Paul George and 20 points from Karl-Anthony Towns. Bolmaro picked up a defensive rebound, lost a ball and missed two 3-pointers in his time on the court.
One minute on the court against Orlando
After losing to the Denver Nuggets without having Bolmaro on the court, the Timberwolves fell again at home this Monday: a 115-97 loss to an Orlando Magic who enjoyed a Cole Anthony sublime (31 points, 9 rebounds and 8 assists). Bolmaro played one minute for Minnesota staying very far from the limelight: he barely picked up an offensive rebound. Anthony Edwards was the Timberwolves’ leading scorer with 24 points: D’Angelo Russell left the game with an injury on the right ankle.
Triumph against the champion
The Timberwolves added their third victory in four appearances, defeating by 113-108 none other than the champion Milwaukee Bucks and a sublime Giannis Antetokounmpo (40 points, 16 rebounds and 7 assists). But of course, while the Greek had little company, in Finch’s three names stood out: D’Angelo Russell with 29 points and both Anthony Edwards and Karl-Anthony Towns with 25 points each.
Leandro Bolmaro again ran out of minutes in the winner.
The first fall
After opening the season with a pair of victories, the Timberwolves added their first setback of the campaign. They were outmatched by a New Orleans they had beaten three nights earlier, falling 107-98. The winner solved his victory on three pillars: Brandon Ingram (27 points and 9 rebounds), Jonas Valanciunas (22 points and 23 rebounds) and Devonte ‘Graham (21 points).
For Minnesota it did not reach the great offensive task of Karl-Anthony Towns (32 points, 14 rebounds and 7 assists) and Anthony Edwards (28 points and 9 rebounds). Bolmaro had no minutes.
Triumph without Bolmaro
Showing your apparent progress on the defensive side, the Timberwolves controlled New Orlenas and prevailed 96-89, marking differences with a great first half: 54-41. Karl-Anthony Towns was the figure of victory with 25 points in less than 30 minutes on the field of play, while Anthony Edwards followed with 19 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists. This time there were no minutes for Bolmaro.
Debut with victory and minutes
Strong start for Minnesota, ratifying the good feelings of the preseason with a crushing victory against some Rockets who could not stand at any time, being in evidence the youth and inexperience of its establishment in full reconstruction. A meeting where the Wolves figures made a big difference: 30 points (11-15 field) and 10 rebounds for Towns; 29 points (6-12 triples) and 6 rebounds for Edwards; and 22 units and 7 assists for Russell.
a great way to start the season. 👏
KAT – 30 pts. / 10 reb. / 2 blk.
Prev – 29 pts. / 6 reb. / 3 ast.
DLo – 22 pts. / 7 ast. / 3 reb. pic.twitter.com/rtvlpVyzTe
– Minnesota Timberwolves (@Timberwolves) October 21, 2021
The duel was practically defined at halftime, but despite this the entry of Bolmaro was made to wait almost until the closing, who jumped onto the court with 4m40s to play to officially become the 15th Argentine in the NBA. He missed his only field goal after a nice penetration, but on the closing came his first points from the free line after a foul by Nwaba.
– Technical foul (@falta_tecnica) October 21, 2021
He starts from behind in the rotation, but little by little he will try to earn his place in the team as he acclimates in the league.
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