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Back from Brooklyn and preparing for summer league
Posted on Jul 9
Words can’t express how it feels to have just signed my contract with the Bulls. Leading up to a moment like that, which happened earlier today, you are always practicing and working on your game. Now, for the Bulls to offer me a contract to play basketball in a city like Chicago is another dream come true.
The money isn’t going to change me; I’m always going to stay the same person. I’m really laid back. I just want to come in and get right to work. I didn’t really worry about getting expensive things, I just wanted to be here and touch the floor of this great facility.
Over the last week or so, I relaxed at home in Brooklyn. I just went back to relax and take stress away from the draft process and it was good. Since getting back to Chicago on Monday morning, I’ve been working out with the lifting coach and getting shots up with Randy Brown. The guys here have been great and they are teaching the game. Randy is really easygoing and easy to talk to about anything on and off the court. He helps me in all aspects and calls me to make sure everything’s OK. The strength and conditioning coaches are great, too.
I haven’t seen Derrick Rose yet, but I am sure I will soon. The whole Bulls staff has been really nice to me. Tyrus Thomas and some other guys are showing me around and I’m going to meet the rest of the guys when they come in.
I’m looking forward to our first summer league practice tonight. I know it’s going to be something new for a lot of us. There will be a lot of new bodies here and I’m looking forward to learning and getting better. There’s no pressure, just go out there to learn and work hard, that’s the most important part. It’s going to be a long season, and I’m looking forward to getting out there and playing.
I am known for my defense and rebounding, but my plan is to go out there to just play the best all-around game I can and do whatever the coach wants me to do. Being a back up player, you have got to let the game come to you. If it comes, it comes. All I can do is continue to work hard on my craft.
I will check back in again once we have a game or two under our belts. Take care until then.