2nd round rookie saves Dallas from crisis

Hardy came out as Dallas’ savior.

The Dallas Mavericks won 127-104 in a game against the Indiana Pacers in the 2022-2023 NBA regular season held at the Gainbridge Field House in Indianapolis on the 28th (hereinafter Korean time).

Dallas acquired Kyrie Irving in a trade and showed their desire to win. However, after the recruitment of Irving, he failed to record a win rate of 50% and fell into a total crisis. On the 25th, he was also caught by the Charlotte Hornets, a team in the lower ranks of the Eastern Conference.

This day was definitely different. Irving and Luka Doncic combined for 41 points and lived up to the name of the ace. On the bench, rookie Jayden Hardy played a big role.

Hardy got off to a good start in the second half of the first quarter with a clear success of a layup shot and a pull-up jumper. In the second quarter, Hardy scored 8 points with various offensive skills such as stepback 3-point shot and dunk. Hardy continued to participate in the offense in the third quarter and led Dallas to a great victory. 온라인카지노

Hardy’s final record for the day was 20 points, 4 rebounds, 4 assists, 3 steals, and a field goal success rate of 66.7% (8/12).

Hardy said in an interview after the game, “I was getting ready. My teammates trusted me and passed me the pass when it was open. I took my chance and shot.”

Hardy was a top-notch high school prospect standing shoulder to shoulder with Paolo Vanquero, the first pick, and Chet Holmgren, the second pick. He chose the G League instead of the NCAA as his next stage.

However, Hardy performed below expectations at Ignite. Eventually, Hardy entered the NBA with the 37th overall pick in the 2022 NBA Draft.

Hardy didn’t give up. He worked tirelessly to regain his reputation. Next to Hardy were Irving and Doncic.

Hardy said, “Kyrie Irving and Luka Doncic give me confidence. I always open my ears and listen to their advice. I listened to Irving’s advice on this day. When I was in a transition situation, Irving said, ‘Be conscious of the time.’ He was making sure I could get the timing right,” he explained.

Dallas recorded 37 wins and 39 losses with the victory that day. The ranking is 11th in the Western Conference. It’s a ranking that can’t even advance to the play-in tournament, but it’s only two games away from the 6th Minnesota Timberwolves.

It remains to be seen if second-rounder rookie Hardy can lead Dallas’ last-minute spurt while continuing his momentum.

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