After the coaching journey to Brooklyn, Juan Pablo Vaulet’s recreation improves at dwelling
Before Juan Pablo Vaulet left Argentina for a week of training in Brooklyn in late December, he only hit about 25 percent of his shots out of three. He only made 57 percent of his free throws, in the last two years when he hit 52 and 50 percent. That wouldn’t work.
Now, six weeks after his return to Bahia Blanca, Manu Ginobili’s old team, there is a clear improvement. Perhaps not dramatically, but its numbers have increased. Most of the time he was more aggressive. His average points per game has not changed significantly. It’s still around 10 per game
In the 13 games, he shoots 54.9 percent from two-point range, 33.3 percent from three-point range, and 64 percent from the line, all from his games prior to the Brooklyn visit. Although the Nets didn’t even want to comment on his visit, Vaulet spoke to local media about how the Nets treated him.
The 1.80 m tall swingman, still only 20, said he received individual training at the HSS training center, sometimes with two coaches as temporary workers, and traveled with the team and spent New Year’s Eve with his Argentinian compatriot Luis Scola. He spent a week in the United States from December 27th to January 2nd. He also underwent an examination of his surgically repaired ankle, which he termed “reassurance”.
What’s next? Nobody says. He won’t play for Bahia Blanca next season. Team owner and former NBA point guard Pepe Sanchez has said it is time he moved on. Sanchez also told the Argentine press that he recommended the Nets sign him to a D-League deal that both the Argentine and European leagues are not well suited to his “super sports” style.
Ginobili, whose brother is Vaulet’s coach, described Vaulet as a small group of young Argentines with “talent and potential” but noted that they still have a long way to go. Vaulet is returning to Ponce, Puerto Rico this weekend to play in the semifinals of a FIBA sponsored tournament, the League of the Americas.
The Nets traded two second-round picks and raised $ 880,000 for Vaulet’s draft rights in 2015.