Yesanti Aldama: A Shining Light in Memphis Grizzlies’ Struggles
Amidst the turmoil of the Memphis Grizzlies’ recent struggles, Yesanti Aldama stands out as a beacon of hope. With their star player, Ja Morant, suspended due to an unfortunate incident, the Tennessee franchise finds itself adrift with a record of two wins and nine losses. However, Aldama has been a bright spot since his impressive performance in the last World Cup with Spain, and his growth in the NBA has been remarkable.
During a recent game against the Lakers at the Crypto.com Arena, Aldama showcased his skills and resilience. Despite facing one of the best players in the league, Anthony Davis, Aldama held his own and became a key player in Taylor Jenkins’ offensive strategy. Despite the challenges they face, Jenkins remains optimistic about the team’s future, stating, “There are no results, but better days will come. We have to be stronger and overcome injuries. We will continue to fight.”
“There are no results, but better days will come”
Aldama’s determination was evident throughout the game. In the first quarter, he clashed with Anthony Davis, resulting in a brief confrontation. Despite the physicality, Aldama remained composed and focused on his performance. He finished the game with impressive stats, including 24 points, 5 rebounds, and 4 assists in just 25 minutes of play.
Although Aldama’s performance is commendable, it falls short of the remarkable records set by other Spanish players in the NBA. Pau Gasol holds the record with 46 points against the Bucks in January 2015, followed by Marc Gasol with 42 points against the Raptors in January 2017. Ricky Rubio’s most recent standout performance was 37 points against the Knicks in November 2021.