‘Professor Serlinger’ Salinger, giving a special lecture at Chinese professional basketball… Team 8 wins in a row

 ‘Preacher’ Jared Sallinger (31, Shenzhen) is continuing his special lecture at the Chinese professional basketball team.

Sallinger’s team, the Shenzhen Leopards, beat the Beijing Ducks 92-85 in the 35th round of the CBA held on the 14th. With 8 consecutive wins, Shenzhen (24-11) jumped to 4th place among 20 teams in the league.

The protagonist of the victory was Sullinger. He dominated the game with 28 points, 13 rebounds, 7 assists, 3 steals and 1 blocked shot. It was the same all-weather skills that led KGC to victory in 2021. Salinger is dominating the Chinese league, recording a triple-double with 36 points, 14 rebounds and 10 assists at Puji Safety on the 10th.

This season, Sallinger is averaging 20.6 points, 12.9 rebounds, 4.7 assists, 1.5 steals and 0.6 blocked shots. In particular, the rebound and field goal rate (54.9%) rank first in the league. 안전놀이터

Shenzhen has 7 regular league games left. It is difficult to win the championship with a 6-game gap from the league leader, Jeokjang (29-4). However, if Shenzhen continues its winning streak, the possibility of Sullinger winning the MVP is being raised.

In 2021, Sullinger led KGC’s 10-game undefeated streak in the playoffs. Salinger won the championship MVP with an overwhelming performance of 42 points, 15 rebounds, 4 assists, 3 steals and 1 blocked shot in Game 4. 

Sullinger, who was injured after being selected in the 2012 NBA Draft by Boston, was last kicked out of the NBA in 2017 by Toronto. He played in China until 2019, but was also unimpressive. KGC reached out to Sullinger, whose life was in danger due to being overweight due to the corona crisis.

At the time, pessimism prevailed over the news of Salinger’s joining KBL, which had been vacant for two years, saying, “The value of the name is great, but the risk is high due to the aftereffects of injuries.” Serlinger, who came to Korea, was in a different class. Sullinger, who has lost 18 kg and has become slimmer, has completely cleared up her injury concerns. Equipped with all three factors, including powerful control of the goal and rebound, sophisticated outside shooting ability, and accurate passing ability, he conquered KBL. He even had good showmanship. Fans even gave him the nickname ‘Preacher’. 

After winning, KGC wanted to renew the contract with Sullinger. However, he could not afford his ransom, which was 2-3 times the KBL annual salary limit. He is playing in the Chinese league when returning to the NBA is not possible. 

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