what a sad week for the French contingent

We’re going back to basics this season! Every Sunday, you’ll find here everything you need to know about French in the NBA, so you don’t miss anything from Killian Hayes’ triple-singles or Rudy Gobert’s new life with his pack of Wolves. This Sunday ? Not much to eat, rather bad news, and the 2023 Draft that has long been slated to find blue, white and red smiles.

# RUDY GOBERT

Short week for Rudy, we will especially notice an amazing 3-point air-ball, that’s good, believe in your dreams, we tell you that all the time. For the rest, Gobe keeps the airspace in Minnesota, nothing too crazy because it’s more over time than we expect from the Wolves.

  • Wolves @ Spurs: 9 points on 4/11 shooting including 1/3 from the parking lot, 12 rebounds, 1 steal and 2 blocks in 29 minutes
  • Wolves @ Suns: 7 points on 0/1 shooting and 7/7 shooting, 9 rebounds, 3 assists and 1 game in 32 minutes
  • Wolves vs Bucks: 7 points on 3/6 shooting including 0/1 from the parking lot and 1/2 on throws in 37 minutes
  • Wolves vs. Rockets: DNP

# EVAN FOURNIER

The bad news of the week in the French camp. Ineffective for a dime since the start of the season, Evan was demoted to the Knicks bench by Tom Thibodeau, in favor of Quentin Grimes then Cam Reddish. The 2022-23 version of the Knicks struggled to give the King of Charenton a real role and the last two outings of the Frenchie were not encouraging (14 and 11 minutes). Quick reaction or…beginning of the end for Evan in New York?

  • Knicks @ Cavs: 16 points on 6/9 shooting including 3/5 from the parking lot and 1/2 on throws, 3 rebounds, 1 assist and 1 steal in 28 minutes
  • Knicks vs Hawks: 3 points on 1/6 shooting including 1/4 from the parking lot, 2 rebounds and 1 assist in 19 minutes
  • Knicks @ Sixers: 2 points on 14 shooting including 0/2 from the parking lot, 2 rebounds, 2 assists and 1 block in 14 minutes
  • Knicks vs Celtics: 3 points 1/1 from the parking lot, 1 rebound, 1 assist and 1 steal in 11 minutes

# NICOLAS BATUM

Nico makes Batum, as the sixth man most of the time. Defensive lighthouse of the Clippers, around but also against the strongest, the veteran continues to bring his science and if the statistics insist on removing his playing time, he does not budge.

  • Clippers vs Pelicans: 3 points on 1/5 shooting including 0/4 from the parking lot and 1/2 on throws, 2 rebounds and 1 fight in 16 minutes
  • Clippers vs Rockets: 2 points on 1/3 shooting including 0/2 from the parking lot, 3 rebounds, 3 assists and 2 blocks in 16 minutes
  • Clippers @ Rockets: 4 points on 1/4 shooting including 1/3 from the parking lot and 1/1 on throws, 3 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal and 2 blocks in 14 minutes
  • Clippers @ Spurs: 3 points in 1/3 parking, 4 rebounds, 2 assists and 1 block in 20 minutes

# FRANK NTILIKINA

The right ankle is still being monitored for The French Atèle.

  • Mavericks vs. Magic: DNP
  • Mavericks vs. Jazz: DNP
  • Mavericks vs. Raptors: DNP

#KILLIAN HAYES

This gets complicated, because we’re only talking about Killian Hayes for his badassness. The playmaker is in a complete mess in the attack, it even shows in his often extinguished face, and at this rate the Pistons may lose patience with their prospect… which is no longer really one.

  • Pistons vs Warriors: 4 points on 2/7 shooting including 0/1 from the parking lot, 2 rebounds, 5 assists and 1 steal in 18 minutes
  • Pistons @ Bucks: 0 points to 0/4 shooting including 0/1 from the parking lot, 4 rebounds and 3 assists in 17 minutes
  • Pistons @ Bucks: 5 points on 1/5 shooting including 1/2 from the parking lot and 2/2 on throws, 1 pass, 1 steal and 1 block in 22 minutes
  • Pistons vs Cavs: 2 points on 1/3 shooting including 0/1 from the parking lot, 1 rebound, 2 assists and 1 steal in 18 minutes

# OUSMANE DIENG

Unused in the first week, Ousmanito has entered the rotation more consistently in recent games, and against the Magic and Bucks the Frenchman has shown himself to his advantage. The Blue begins its season in the G League, and it looks like the French freak doesn’t want to bother there anymore.

  • Thunder vs Magic: 8 points on 3/4 shooting including 2/3 from the parking lot, 4 rebounds and 2 assists in 17 minutes
  • Thunder vs Nuggets: 3 points on 1/3 shooting including 0/2 from the parking lot and 1/2 from throws, 3 rebounds and 1 assist in 12 minutes
  • Thunder @ Bucks: 8 points on 3/4 shooting including 2/3 from the parking lot, 4 rebounds and 5 assists in 22 minutes

#THEO MALEDON

Still no LaMelo Ball and Terry Rozier missing a few games? Théo Maledon is there to plug the holes. Well, not necessarily the career plan of Tété that we have in mind, but at the moment the former ASVEL leader is taking what we give him, and may even quickly move to the Swarm of Greensboro side in the G League, history is stay 25/ 8/12 against the penguins from the orange ball.

  • Hornets vs Kings: 2 points on 1/3 shooting including 0/2 from the parking lot, 1 rebound, 3 assists, 1 steal and 1 fight in 11 minutes
  • Hornets @ Bulls: 0 points on 0/2 from the parking lot, 1 rebound, 3 assists, 1 steal and 1 block in 16 minutes
  • Hornets @ Grizzlies: 7 points on 3/5 shooting including 1/2 from the parking lot, 5 rebounds, 2 assists and 1 steal in 19 minutes
  • Hornets vs Nets: 2 points on 1/3 shooting including 0/1 from the parking lot, 3 rebounds and 2 assists in 11 minutes

# MOUSSA DIABETES

Nothing too crazy for Moussa, who also joined the G League group for a week to cut his teeth. Step by step.

  • Clippers vs. Pelicans: 5 minute game
  • Clippers vs. Rockets: DNP
  • Clippers @ Rockets: DNP
  • Clippers @ Spurs: DNP

# OLIVIER SARR

Still injured, Olivier Marre.

  • Blazers vs. grizzlies:
  • Blazers @ Suns:
  • Blazers @ Suns:

And in the G League

# TOM DIGBEU

  • Motor City Cruise @ Cleveland Charge: DNP

# SEKOU DOUMBOUYA

  • Delaware Blue Coats @ Greensboro Swarm: 0 points on 0/1 from the parking lot and 1 rebound in 10 minutes
  • Delaware Blue Coats @ Greensboro Swarm: 3 points on 1/4 shooting including 1/3 from the parking lot, 2 rebounds and 1 assist in 8 minutes

#THEO MALEDON

  • Greensboro Swarm vs Delaware Blue Coats: DNP played with the big crowd
  • Greensboro Swarm vs Delaware Blue Coats: DNP played with the big crowd

# JOEL AYAYI

  • Lakeland Magic @ Memphis Hustle: 12 points on 6/8 shooting and 0/2 throwing, 10 rebounds, 3 assists and 2 steals in 30 minutes

# ADAM MOKOKA

  • Oklahoma City Blue @ G League Ignite: 11 points on 4/10 shooting including 1/4 from the parking lot and 2/3 on throws, 2 rebounds, 3 assists and 2 steals in 28 minutes

# SIDY CISSOKO

  • G League Ignite vs. Oklahoma City Blue: DNP

# MOUSSA DIABETES

  • Ontario Clippers @ Santa Cruz Warriors: 9 points on 4/8 shooting and 1/3 throwing, 6 rebounds, 2 assists and 1 steal in 20 minutes
  • Ontario Clippers @ Santa Cruz Warriors: DNP

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