The Sacramento Kings are facing a major crisis.
According to The Athletic’s Shams Charania, Sacramento’s ‘The General’ De’Aaron Pax (guard, 191cm, 84kg) has fractured his left index finger.
It is difficult to determine the details of the injury, but it is assumed that he was injured in Game 4 of the first round of the playoffs against the Golden State Warriors on the 24th (Korean time). Due to this injury, it is unclear whether he will participate in Game 5, which is scheduled to take place on the 27th.
If Pax can’t play, Sacramento will suffer a huge power loss. This is because he, as the main guard and the main scorer, occupies a significant portion of the team. Moreover, he is left-handed, so this injury is fatal in many ways. Whether or not he can play with the injury is deterministic, but it is expected that the business trip will not be easy as it is a fracture.
In the playoffs, Pax is doing great. He is averaging 31.5 points (.447 .342 .700), 6 rebounds, 7 assists and 2.5 steals in 38.5 minutes per game in four round 1 games. Even though he entered the playoffs for the first time in his life after advancing to the NBA, he is showing performance that exceeds the regular season. In particular, in his last game 1 and game 4, the ball vomited 38 points each.
His performance this season was also outstanding. He improved year over year, averaging 33.4 minutes in 73 games this season, averaging 25 points (.512 .324 .780), 4.2 rebounds, 6.1 assists and 1.1 steals. Compared to last season, the travel time was slightly reduced, but a better record was obtained, as well as an average of 25 or more points for the second time following the 2020-2021 season.
He was also selected as an All-Star for the first time in his career. Not only that, but he also became the first player to shine in this year’s newly established competition. He made a name for himself in the category, largely out of the other candidates. He was counted as having scored a whopping 194 points in the game alone, and was responsible for 103 points in a 3-point game within 3 minutes of the end of the game. If this is the case, it means that the difference between the game and the game is considerable.
If he can’t play, it’s not easy for Sacramento to solve this series right away, let alone a big power loss. This is because it takes a long time to recover from a fracture. It’s impossible to replace Pax in Sacramento right now. If he has to sit out, David Mitchell should be the starting pitcher. In other words, since the bench power is drawn, the overall configuration is unavoidably weakened. 먹튀검증
In addition, Sacramento had the home court advantage in this series. Sacramento, who won the first two games starting at home after a close match, seemed likely to break through this series. However, after giving up Game 3 where Draymond Green and Gary Payton II couldn’t run, they lost the last game 4 by 1 point. This series couldn’t avoid going back to square one.
If Pax can’t step on the court, it’s not easy for Sacramento to guarantee a victory in Game 5. Game 5 is held at home, but it is not easy to aim for a victory if Pax, who is not anyone else, plays. If they miss the game today, Sacramento will fall behind in the series. Above all, as they are in danger of being eliminated and have to move to an enemy area, a great burden is expected.