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Wanting to be in the NBA, Zhou Qi needed two obstacles – Chinahourly


On the morning of November 25, Beijing time, the Houston Rockets lost to the Cleveland Cavaliers 108-117 in the NBA regular season. Zhou Qi, a Chinese player who was recalled by the Rockets from the Development League the day before the match, had no chance to play. In the development league match with last week's Texas Legends team, Zhou Qi, who played for the Viper team, dislocated his left leg. It was reported that although the injury information had not been announced, the main objective of the Rockets considering Zhou Qi was to help him recover from injury, rather than preparing to lift him.

This season is the second season after Zhou Qi landed in the NBA. For him, if you want to stand in the NBA, you must first overcome the problem of injury. This season, Zhou Qixian was injured in the ankle at the training camp in September, and later suffered a knee injury in the pre-season match in October, and because of that three-week truce, missed the opportunity to join the Rockets before the regular season. Besides this dislocated left foot, Zhou Qi has been injured 3 times in just 3 months.

Zhou Qi recently told Weibo that he had been raising tides because of an injury. "Asian Games helped the national team win the championship and come to the United States. Because it was in a hurry to continue training, apart from summer fatigue, a few days I was injured in the training. I got it well, and the results fell unfortunately in preseason. "It's hard to wait for recovery, and the regular season is played again for one minute and then deported to the Development League."

Apart from injury, how a better "level" in the development alliance was also a major challenge for Zhou Qi. This season, Zhou Qi played 7 times in the D-League, averaging 27.9 minutes per game, and got 11.9 points, 9.4 rebounds and 2.1 blocks. The average rebound is clearer than last season (6.3), but in this way the data is also difficult to bring back to the NBA.

Zhou Qi revealed that the Viper team coach had pushed him and hoped he would play in the development league in accordance with the Rocket tactical system. "After the conversation, I was determined to sink my heart and continue to level up and improve myself through high intensity competition. After all, Through training last year, I verified the importance of the game here."

Even though the road was difficult, Zhou Qi had adjusted mentally. He wrote on Weibo: "Injured, decentralized, foreign countries … all accept, because this is basketball!"

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