As it has been happening this last season, Leandro Bolmarothe only Argentine in force in the NBA, has been interspersing matches between Utah Jazz and the G-League franchise, Salt Lake City Stars, where on Wednesday he stood out becoming the scorer of the game. After having played seven games in a row in the best basketball in the world, the Cordoba returned to the development league and was the scorer of the game in the 123-102 victory against OKC Blue.
In the last games, bolmaro he had witnessed a few minutes with the Jazz. In the last win against New Orleans Pelicans by 121 to 100 (played on Monday 12/11), the Argentine barely saw two minutes of action, so he was again confined to the G-League to break it on his return. In the 29 minutes he was on the field, the native of Las Varillas finished with 17 pointsalthough in reality they should have added 20 since they scored a triple against Frank Jackson that was by Leandro. In addition, he contributed seven assists and four rebounds, in what was his best game with the franchise..
After a complex match start for the Cordovan, his second income was fully productive. Little by little he gained confidence to be offensive and attack the basket. so much that finished with 10 points that second quarter and the triple on the buzzer (rounded 4/5 from the perimeter), to get to the halftime in advantage by 59 to 54. In the second half, the perimeter controlled the game from the base and He was one of the banners from his defensive intensity and vision of the game. From there came several plays and luxury passes for his teammates that served to increase the difference.
Leonardo Bolmaro – 12-15-2022
Bolmaro’s tremendous dunk in the G-League
After having arrived at the Utah team for the start of the regular season, the Cordovan already knows that the franchise will not renew his contract and He will be a free agent at the end of the 2022/23 season. Despite this, Leandro earned a few minutes in the first team and received words of appreciation from the coach Will Hardy in his last game with the Jazz: “He’s a developing guard. He thinks about passing the ball first, his defense is very good, he navigates the screen very well. I don’t know what the Argentines have, but everyone from Argentina that I’ve been with is absolutely crazy, and they compete for each possession as if it were the last one they had in their lives.”
Bolmaro participated in seven games at Salt Lake City Stars in the G-League, he had a good participation with an average of more than 25 minutes on the field in each match, he also has an average of 10.3 points, 3.6 assists, 3.0 rebounds, 0.4 recoveries and 0.1 blocks. After 16 games, the Western franchise is in 23rd position in the league, with a 6-10 record.
Bolmaro spoke and thinks about his future in the NBA
After the victory and his outstanding performance against OKC Blue, Leandro was interviewed by official television and left his impressions about the match: “Each game that passes we are growing, gaining pace, we are playing together and we are getting to know each other. We come very well”. “We have grown a lot in defense. We ran very well in defensive transitions, the perimeter defense was very solid, it was the key for me in the game. On offense we play together, we are finding the rhythm and getting to know each other.”added the Cordovan in a perfect and clear English.
Finally, he mentioned the chances of playing in the G-League: “It’s good to be here, I have a lot of fun. I like to play, so if I don’t have minutes at the Jazz I like to have them here to prepare for when the opportunity comes. I try to take advantage of this and have fun” and then added: “Every time we play together we find good shots, that’s the way we have to play and keep building. Everyone is happy when we play this way.”
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Video: Bolmaro made a terrible dunk in his return to the G-League