The Return of Anthony Randolph: From Torture to Resurrection

On December 4, 2021, less than two weeks ago, Anthony Randolph returned to play a game 351 days later. ANDOn December 18, on the Olympiacos court, the power forward broke his Achilles tendon. After a journey of almost a year, Randolph jumped to the track replacing Vukcevic with 2:57 left in the first quarter. A minute after being on the floor he had already scored his first basket, a triple house mark Already a pass from Adam Hanga with whom Madrid got nine up (10-19). The whites won the match against Zaragoza. And Randolph began with his return.

The Aquoles tendon operation delayed the return of the power forward, who has more and more minutes within Pablo Laso’s scheme. The Classic was lost against Barcelona, ​​in which Laso’s men were defeated at the Palau, but returned to the Euroleague against Alba Berlin. The Madrid player started the starting game with Chus Mateo, the assistant coach of Pablo Laso, positive, like Thomas Heurtel, for coronavirus. And things were fantastic for the American.

Randolph ran for more than 21 minutes and scored 13 points in a great shooting series. His throwing series was good: 2 of 4 on shots of 2, 1 of 4 on shots of 3 and 6 of 6 from the personnel line. In addition, Randolph grabbed 4 rebounds, gave 1 assists and only lost one ball. And he added a PIR of 15, only surpassed by a supreme Edy Tavares (17 points without failure, 7 rebounds and a PIR of 25). A good cover letter for Randolhp, that has returned fine to the competition and will surely improve as the games go by.

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Real Madrid is sweet despite the defeat against Barcelona in the Euroleague. It occupies the first position of the Endesa League (12-1) ahead of the eternal rival, and hold the Barça pull in the Euroleague, where they have a 12-3 record against Sarunas Jasikevicius’ 13-2. The next in the standings, Armani Milan, has 5 defeats. A good background for a team that is now recovering a piece that has been fundamental in Pablo Laso’s scheme and that he is one of the most talented players in attack on a continental level. Anthony Randolph Returns: From Torture to Resurrection. And Madrid smiles, of course. No wonder.

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