Moritz Wagner's successful restart in the NBA
Last season only replacement with the Lakers, now an integral part of the Wizards: Moritz Wagner makes progress in the NBA.
Boston. The Boston Celtics have extended their winning streak in the North American NBA to nine wins without injured German international Daniel Theis. The Celtics won against home crowd against the Washington Wizards 140: 133 (68:66).
The 27-year-old Theis was missing his team due to a sprained finger. Boston's playwright Kemba Walker scored 25 points. At the guests from the US capital convinced Allstar Bradley Beal with 44 counters. But more and more, a young Berliner is playing in the foreground. Moritz Wagner, who grew up at Alba Berlin, scored twelve points for the Wizards.
Moritz Wagner now has a more important role
He was above his average of 10.9 points, which he scored so far in his nine games. He is now on rank 137 of the NBA – only marginally – the second best German after Dennis SchrOder (Oklahoma / 90 / 14,2), but still ahead of Maximilian Kleber (Dallas / 144 / 10,2), although both have significantly longer operating times ,
Wagner feels at home in Washington. "The troupe is extremely fun. I do not think many people believe in us, which personally does not bother me at all, "he said in a" Spox "interview," Last year I was on a team where expectations were very, very high and we were extremely disappointed to have. It would be nice if it is the other way around this time. "
Brother Franz does not live far away in Michigan
This has not been achieved with two wins from nine games, although the wizards often did not miss much. Which is also due to Wagner, who has a bigger role than last season at the Los Angeles Lakers. "For me, for the first time this is a real chance to show what I can do, to play a right role and play through mistakes, which I am very grateful for," said Wagner. He probably also likes the fact that he's not far from his four-year-younger brother Franz, who runs for the Wolverines in Michigan – just like Moritz Wagner did before he jumped into the NBA.