NBA stars are pouring praise for Houston’s main center Alpharen Sen.
The Houston Rockets lost 96-104 in a game against the Minnesota Timberwolves in the 2022-2023 NBA regular season held at Toyota Center in Houston, Texas on the 9th (Korean time). Kevin Porter Jr. scored 25 points and 6 rebounds, and Sengun scored 18 points and 8 rebounds, but it was not enough.
There was a player who caught the eye of Minnesota’s Anthony Edwards, who led the win with 21 points and 4 rebounds. It was Houston’s center Sengun. In a post-game interview, Edwards said, “It’s my personal opinion, but I think Houston should build a team around Sen. Jaylen Green and Porter Jr. are also franchise players, but Sen is special.”
Nikola Jokic of the Denver Nuggets, who won back-to-back MVP, also praised Sengun. Yokichi praised Sengun, saying “Sengun is such a talented player. He may sound odd, but I think Houston should develop their offense through Sengun. Sengun is good at passing and can post up.” This is recognized by Jokic, who is regarded as the best center and best player in the league.
He didn’t stop there. Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks, who also won an MVP award, also joined the praises of Sengoon. Antetokounmpo said, “Sengun is a good player. He’s not fast, but he’s effective. He knows how to save his teammates. He’s also a great rebounder. His potential is limitless.”
Minnesota’s Rudy Gobert, who won the ‘Defender of the Year’, also helped. “Sengun is getting better and better. I think his playing style is very unique. Compared to last season, he is much better this season,” he praised.
Jokic, Antetokounmpo and Gobert are all European players. Sengun is also from Turkey. He is a strong player who is loved by players from Europe.
Selected with the 16th overall pick in the 2021 NBA Draft, Sengun had already gained pro experience in Turkey, so he was immediately expected to feel powerful. In the 2021-2022 season he adjusted to the NBA, averaging 9.6 points, 5.5 rebounds and 2.6 assists. He’s been averaging 14.5 points, 8.6 rebounds and 2.8 assists this season, and his skills have skyrocketed this season. 온라인카지노
He has strengths in one-on-one attacks through his post-up, and also has BQ and passing abilities unique to European players. On the other hand, it is evaluated that his defense is weak. The average number of blocked shots is less than 1. So far, it is a center that specializes in offense. He needs to complement his defense to become a better player.
The scary thing is that Sen-kun is only born in 2002. His potential is limitless. Will Sen-kun be able to continue the lineage of the European super big man?