A few days after the double confrontation between the Hawks and the 76ers, concluded with a victory for each side, Clint Capela recalled fond memories of his former teammate in Houston between 2017 and 2020, P.J. Tucker.
Winner of the title with the Bucks in 2021 after leaving the Rockets, then not far from returning to the finals last season, with the Heat, the muscular interior is today the strong winger of the 76ers, which he has joined this summer and with whom he should, except cataclysm, go to the playoffs in the spring of 2023, for the 7th season in a row for his part.
Thus, nearly two years after the end of the James Harden era in Houston, and therefore the dissolution of the workforce to begin a reconstruction, Clint Capela notices, without much surprise, that PJ Tucker remains the same player, always as much “valid” wherever it goes.
” It’s his energy [qui le rend si important]. He gives everything every night, he plays with a goal. […] He always sacrifices himself in defense, he is always ready to defend against the best opposing attacker. Remember, he was great on defense for us in Houston. In attack, he mainly scores outside shots in the corner, but always makes the right choice in the end » detailed the Swiss.
Before more broadly recalling its importance as a pillar of a culture, that of winning and professionalism, and its standards.
” When a team is trying to win at the highest level, to go far in the playoffs, it’s important to have a guy like him in their ranks. To build good habits and good cohesion throughout the season, he is the player to have. Therein lies its value concludes Clint Capela.
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