Kipper Sykes appeared in the NBA pre-season game and scored in front of Rose.
Will Sykes be able to survive the NBA stage?
The Indiana Pacers lost 104-125 against the New York Knicks in the 2021-2022 NBA pre-season at Madison Square Garden in New York on the 6th (Korea Standard Time).
It was a pre-season game in which many players stepped on the court. In particular, in the fourth quarter of the game, both teams brought their main players to the bench and operated a wide range of rotations.
In the meantime, a player familiar to domestic fans appeared. Keeper Sykes, a member of Anyang KGC Ginseng Corporation, who played for KBL. The local broadcaster introduced Sykes as a player with experience in the G League, South Korea, Turkey, China, Spain, Greece and Australia.
Sykes, who stepped on the court for the first time in the fourth quarter, reported his first goal with a long-range three-point shot. He then dug under the basket on Big Man’s screen and scored additional points with Derek Rose in front of him.
Sykes, who played for 12 minutes, showed good teamwork with his teammates and even accumulated two assists. The final record is 5 points, 2 assists, 1 turn over.
Sykes, a 180cm guard, entered the KBL in the 2016-2017 season and was loved for his hot athletic ability, recording an average of 15.1 points and 4.6 assists. Although he left during the championship match due to injury, Sykes’ performance cannot be left out when discussing KGC’s victory in the season.
Sykes, who played in the Australian league last season, agreed to an Exhibit 10 contract with Indiana this summer to participate in the training camp. If you show an impressive performance in the pre-season game, you can switch to a two-way contract 안전공원
Indiana currently does not have the third point guard resource to support Malcolm Brogdon and T.J. McConnell. Sykes will travel around the court during the pre-season and compete fiercely for the remaining roster position.