Last night, the China men’s basketball team played a warm-up match in Italy and Cape Verde. Probably many people have never heard of Cape Verde, a tiny country in Africa with a population of less than 600,000, but it is a serious World Cup team, and there are also former NBA players like tavares (Cavaliers fans should have heard of it).
The men’s basketball team attached great importance to this game and warmed up on the sidelines very early. After the opponent hit 14-2 at the beginning and fell into a passive position, the men’s basketball team quickly adjusted and gave the opponent a wave of 15-1 to get back the advantage on the field, and kept it to the end.
This team in Cape Verde is similar to South Sudan, our opponent in the group stage. It relies on physical talent and three-point accuracy, and its tactical accomplishment is in a mess. We might have been afraid of such a team a few years ago, but now if we want to compete for physical advantage, we are not empty.
There are young new forces like Zhang Zhenlin and Cui Yongxi who can run and jump in our team. In the first half, Zhang Zhenlin’s breakthrough attempt broke the ground and almost succeeded. In the second half, it was Cui Yongxi’s turn to perform. First, he received Zhao Jiwei’s accurate pass and missed the dunk.
Then came a very amazing bottom line pull rod, turned around and took off against the defense, which was really confident and dared to do the action. The last quarter completely became Xiao Cui’s personal show, and the inside and outside flowers scored 10 points, and the men’s basketball team finally beat the opponent by 20 points.
In the whole game, Xiao Cui scored 18 points on 8-for-9 shooting and 2-for-3 shooting, with everything. Fans who stay up late to watch the ball should have such a feeling that everyone was sleepy in the second half, and Xiao Cui directly woke up a few goals in the second half. This boy is really fierce!
We have the physical talent. The biggest change of Old Joe’s men’s basketball team is the active sports ability and physical talent, at least in terms of hardware.Of course, the most amazing thing about the men’s basketball team last night was two words, fluency.
What was the most common picture we saw in the previous men’s basketball team? The defender dribbled the ball to wait for qi zhou to fall, shifted the ball to the front line at a 45-degree angle, then the front line dropped the ball to qi zhou, and then let qi zhou chisel hard. Is there a picture in his mind?
Of course, qi zhou and the defender will pick and roll, and finally qi zhou will handle the ball, lacking enough movement without the ball, and the attack will come to a standstill. Our previous inertia thinking was to rely on the inside height to revitalize the team. In fact, it has fallen far behind.
Old Joe’s national team, the biggest change is that more guards hold the ball and attack on the line, reducing the pressure of qi zhou’s holding the ball and letting qi zhou and other insiders eat cakes or score points in the second attack. The front line looks for opportunities to enter empty-cut, give full play to the physical qualities of people like Zhang Zhenlin and Xiao Cui, and play more on the basket.
In the past, we didn’t know what to do after the attack stopped. Now, once we stop the ball, someone will go up to cover it and look for opportunities in the other defense through some simple hand-to-hand cooperation.
The first goal in the opening game was qi zhou, whose inside line was empty when Zhao Rui passed the ball, and the latter scored easily. Of course, Zhao Rui didn’t play very well today. Today, he started, and the series was almost boring. Then in the second half, Old Joe let Zhao Jiwei start with Zhao Rui, which was much better.
Zhao Jiwei scored only 4 points today, but he had 9 assists at the same time. The positive and negative values were the highest +30. The reason why the men’s basketball team can play so smoothly is that Zhao Jiwei takes the lead, and his passing is the most comfortable. You can see that the empty catch for Xiao Cui is full of tacit understanding.
The men’s basketball team sent out 21 assists. Surprisingly, Fang Shuo had 4 assists. While serving as a nerve knife shooter, Fang Shuo could also pass some good balls, which was a pleasant surprise. Maybe Fang Chaoju will finally make the big list.
Old Joe, after all, is a famous European coach. He has brought a player of Jokic’s level and must have several brushes. We didn’t expect qi zhou to be a skinny version of Jokic, but we can expect Old Joe to bring more advanced basketball concepts to the men’s basketball team and make it more modern and smoother.
This is still the men’s basketball team without Li Kaier, and the next game will face Italy. Not surprisingly, Li Kaier will welcome his first show in the China men’s basketball team. If the reference value against Cape Verde is not great, then we can always see something against Italy in the next game.