NBA “Two Japanese warm-up games became concerned about Hachimura’s strengthening of three-pointers, which made the coach have high expectations

Rei Hachimura’s strengthened three-pointer made the coach have high expectations, and he will be the focus of Japan’s two warm-up games. (AFP file photo)

In the warm-up match of the new season, the wizard will move to Japan to face off against the defending champion warriors on September 30 and October 2, with the landlord Japanese star Rei Hachimura becoming the focus.

Wizards head coach Wes Unseld Jr. said in an interview today about the team’s forward Rui Hachimura, “To be honest, we had very high expectations for Hachimura, and he played very well in the game. confidence.”

Last season, Hachimura played in 42 regular games for the Wizards, averaging 11.3 points, 3.8 rebounds, 1.1 assists and 0.5 steals in 22.5 minutes per game, shooting 49.7% from the field and 44.7% from three-point range.

Unseld also revealed that Rei Hachimura has been strengthening his outside shooting training recently, and his three-point firepower has been improved, which allows him to better create space for the team. It is worth mentioning that Hachimura’s three-point shooting percentages in the Wizards’ three seasons were 28.7%, 32.8%, and 44.7%, respectively.

In the warm-up game of the 2022-23 new season, the NBA arranged for the Wizards and Warriors to play two games in Japan. As a landlord, Rei Hachimura naturally became the focus of attention. However, his agent pointed out that in order to prepare for the war, he would have to go overseas during this trip to the Wizards. Before the start of the trip, Rui Hachimura tried his best to decline media visits. This was the first time he returned to Japan to compete after the Tokyo Olympics. Therefore, he attached great importance to showing his best performance.

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During the warm-up game, Rei Hachimura, as a landlord player, is about to assume the role of the NBA’s promotion ambassador in Japan and participate in some related activities. However, it is impossible for him to fully enjoy the spotlight, because the wizard’s opponent is The Warriors, who have just won the championship, and the popular FMVP Stephen Curry (Stephen Curry) in the lineup will absorb a lot of heat from the Wizards and Hachimura.

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