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A charred Frenchman in a ranking on the Euro!

Despite the infuriating scenario experienced in the final, rare are the Blues who can consider having underperformed in Eurobasket. And yet, one of them was smashed by a US media in an individual review of the competition dedicated to NBA players!

Some will highlight the failure of Rudy Gobert during the most important match of the tournament, like the pivot star itself. Others will complain about the too fluctuating performance of Evan Fournier, promoted captain in the absence of Nicolas Batum. In any case, as after each major defeat, some observers do not spare the French players following the silver medal won at the Euro.

Like the tricolor selection, each of its members has ultimately experienced a contrasting journey, marked by ups and downs. All, on the other hand, can congratulate themselves on having received a nice message from their usual leader, Batman, at the end of the competition. And yet, that does not prevent them from slipping through the cracks, including those playing in the NBA.

Théo Maledon destroyed in the US for his ghostly Euro

The day after the final lost by the France team, the American media HoopsHype embarked on an assessment of the various NBA players who took part in the Eurobasket. It therefore included four French people, namely Rudy Gobert, Evan Fournier, Timothé Luwawu-Cabarrot and Théo Maledon. The rear of the Thunder is unfortunately the one who tasted the most, collecting for final note… an E!

The talented French team didn’t really need the young Thunder playmaker. Theo Maledon has only played 26 minutes, and has compiled five games in which he hasn’t come on. Having played mostly minutes in garbage time, he hasn’t offered many reasons to spend more time on the floor, simply shooting at 1/9 from 3 points. Above all, he can be satisfied with his medal and the experience gained in a FIBA ​​competition at this Euro.

After giving up on the Tokyo Olympics last year to focus on his career in the league, Maledon has indeed struggled to find a place in the rotation of Vincent Collet. Used for 11 minutes in the opening match against Germany, it was subsequently used only twice, for 15 minutes of cumulative playing time. A very meager balance sheet, just like its averages.

Weighed down by his clumsiness (27.3% shooting, 11.1% from afar), the former ASVEL was quickly set back in favor of Andrew Albicy, Thomas Heurtel and Elie Okobo. Anyway, let’s hope that this misadventure will have allowed him to learn alongside his peers, and will serve as a good lesson for the rest of his stay in Oklahoma City and the United States!

Disappeared from the radar over the Euro, Théo Maledon paid the price in his final assessment in the US. It is now up to him to show Marc Daigneault that he will still have his card to play at the Thunder in the coming months!

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