Doc Rivers on sensational Yurtseven: 'I don't know where they keep finding these guys'

2022-01-16 08:42
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Omer Yurtseven, an undrafted rookie sensation, nearly matched Embiid with 22 points and 11 rebounds, both team highs, in last night's NBA game against the Philadelphia 76ers.

The Turkish big man tied his career-high, scoring 22 points, while 11 rebounds granted him the 14th straight match with double-figure rebounds.

His solid performances in recent time, following Bam Adebayo's surgery on the right thumb, caught the attention of Doc Rivers.

Player of the Game
Joel  Embiid
EFF
32
Joel Embiid
Points 32
Accuracy 12-22
Rebounds 12
Assists 3

Via Anthony Chiang of Miami Herald, 76ers head coach, asked about Yurtseven, delivered a funny answer: "I don't know where they keep finding these guys... It pisses me off every time I see one."

Erik Spoelstra praised the 23-year-old as well: "I loved his minutes. Omer was very good throughout the game. He was big in the paint, he rebounded the ball well and was good in Pick & Roll coverages."

Yurtseven's numbers significantly increased in the past month and now he is registering 6.8 points, 6.9 rebounds, and 1.3 assists over 33 games this season.

His last five duels' averages mark 14.6 points and 12.8 rebounds.

Heat are sitting in the third position of the Eastern Conference, having 27 wins and 16 defeats.



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