Mexico once again said present one more season of the NBA With the presence of Juan Ronel Toscano Anderson in the Golden State Warriors. The forward of Mexican descent disputes his second year in the best basketball in the world and could not have a better mirror than the living legend Eduardo Nájera.
At 27 years old, Toscano is adding his first minutes in the 2020-21 season, he already accumulates six games and, to the date this note was written, he averages 15 minutes with 3.2 points, 3.3 rebounds and 1.8 assists per game. So, curious as always, we ask ourselves: Will the Warriors forward surpass what Nájera did?
Not everyone plays during 12 seasons in the NBA at the highest level and Nájera went through teams like the Dallas Mavericks, Golden State Warriors, Denver Nuggets, New Jersey Nets and Charlotte Bobcats, with an average of 4.9 points, 3.7 rebounds and 0.8 assists per game. The task for Toscano is not easy!
The key for Eduardo Nájera to play for 12 years in the NBA was adapt to having to defend as best as possible as if each possession was the last of the game. So, every minute he was on the court left every last drop of sweat: the same formula will have to be used by Juan Toscano in the Warriors.
Having a second season in the most winning team in the last six years is already an advance and Toscano showed that when they gave him more minutes last season, 20.9 on average, he had 5.3 points, 4.0 rebounds and 2 assists per game. If he continues in this direction, it is not unreasonable to say that Juan would exceed Nájera’s numbers in these categories, but …
When it comes to being a weapon in attack, Juan Toscano presents himself with more versatile skills and different athleticism than Eduardo Nájera, but when ‘Down’ he defended was something that would be: A tough player to crack! There it is the key to playing 619 regular season games and 59 playoffs. So…
Eduardo Nájera spoke about Juan Toscano in the NBA
“He’s going to have to be the player defending the best player on the opposing team to give Stephen Curry a reserve of energy and he has the ability to do it. He can cover the entire court at a point guard (base) because Curry can’t do it, he can’t do the job on defense and offense … He’s going to have to improve his 3-point shot, that’s the only question I have and no It has nothing to do with their technique, it will be with confidence and they also have an excellent coach in Steve Kerr. It will give him the confidence to shoot three points, “said Eduardo Nájera about Juan Toscano in the NBA.