But I don’t remember anyone saying that one of these teams would slip to # 7 at their conference.
I read your letter again, and so did you. There is a difference between denouncing the team’s off-season differences or predicting the defending champions Lakers will finish seventh in the west.
Injuries and Covid-19 disruption were a major factor for the Lakers, Heat and Celtics alongside injustice, but they all still managed to slide further in the standings than one of the worst-case experts projected when the season started .
Q: You have written a lot about the recent signing of former CSKA Moscow security guard Mike James through the networks. I want to ask you about the guard from my country who recently joined CSKA: Gabriel Lundberg. He doesn’t have a pedigree from Luka Doncic, but he was the driving force behind Denmark’s resentment with Lithuania in November. Does he have an NBA future? – – Martin Ronnow Lund (Denmark)
Stone: Thank you Martin for what (I believe) is recorded as our first question from Denmark.
I checked Lundberg as I admittedly don’t have much about him, and it’s fair to say the NBA teams now know him well. At the age of 26, he developed from the Spanish second division in the 2017/18 season to a force with a European powerhouse like CSKA. The performance (28 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists) you were referring to against Lithuania was certainly recorded here in the front offices, even though Lithuania did not have access to their NBA players.
There will be questions about his height (6-foot-4) as a marksman and his one-on-one skills, but I’m told he plays with great confidence – in line with his great backstory. Maybe he can be the first Dane to really break through in the NBA; If he helps a CSKA without James make it through the last four EuroLeague games he’ll be well informed.
Lars Hansen was the first Denmark-born player to be drafted and had a brief stint with Seattle in the late 1970s. However, he moved to Canada at a young age and represented Canada at the 1976 Olympics. David Andersen, who had a Danish father, served in the NBA at Houston, Toronto and New Orleans, but was born in Australia and played internationally as an Australian. The nets were designed by Copenhagen-born Christian Drejer with the 51st overall win in 2004, but Drejer never played in the NBA