The most outstanding participations of the santiagueño
In just his fourth game in the NBA, Gabriel Deck He surprised again with his best performance: he scored 16 points – personal record so far – and added three rebounds, three assists and one steal on Oklahoma City Thunder’s 103-99 loss to Sacramento Kings. All in just 16 minutes in the field. Thus, he continues to show that, with confidence, his contribution to the team can be greater. In addition to his usual intensity, his participation injects into the franchise a collective spirit that could be seen in several of the actions in which he participated.
The forward from Colonia Dora, Santiago del Estero, starred in several outstanding plays. The “Turtle Power” -or power of the turtle, such his nickname- with which the fans joked in the networks in his first appearances in the cast has already been adopted by the Thunder networks to illustrate their conversions. “Low post class”, praised the Twitter account of the NBA in Spanish before an action in which he took his marker to the position that best suited him and took a step back and then made a double.
Tortu did everything: he penetrated and stole fouls -5 of 6 in free games-, he scored a triple in his only attempt, he appeared as a finisher of elaborate plays or with his stamp, to pure push (5-7 from field shots-. predecessors in the NBA and legends of the Golden Generation of the Argentine national team bathed him in praise. “16 points in 11 minutes. He’s like crazy! “, he was amazed Manu Ginobili at the time it reached its peak performance (then it spent another five minutes without converting). “The level of confidence and calm with which Tortu Deck is playing these games is surprising. He has personality, character, he goes to the front. forever. Love it”, highlighted the Chapu Nocioni.
The 26-year-old forward signed a four-season contract with the Thunder. However, only the first is guaranteed; that is to say, the current season, which he arrived a few days ago from Real Madrid. Consequently, he has to earn his future on the court in the most competitive basketball league in the world. So far, only harvest fanatics, as happened to Facundo Campazzo en Denver Nuggets.
Oklahoma, in the process of rebuilding, has a poor record of 21 wins and 45 losses. It only appears in step 13 of the Western Conference. But his authorities bet on a renewal with young blood, in which the figure of Tortu enters. That left his best image in the short journey he has been in the NBA. And it goes for more: plays again this Thursday against the Golden State Warriors.