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Sam Dekker
Sam Dekker
Position: F
Born: 05/08/94
Height: 6-9 / 2.06
Weight:230 lbs. / 104.3 kg.
Salary: $1,720,560
The back injury, rehabilitation and grind to get back on the court weren’t at the forefront of Dekker’s mind Monday when, at long last, he made his Wisconsin professional debut during a 127-114 loss to the Bucks at the Bradley Center. “It’s obviously very cool for me,” Dekker said. “I grew up coming to a lot of Bucks games here, grew up watching the Bucks and spent a lot of time in this arena. To get a chance to be a professional going out here and playing in front of the hometown crowd and a lot of friends and family is very cool. It’s an opportunity I’ll always remember and always cherish.”
“He does this move where he goes left and he grabs my arm and holds it to his body and is dribbling and pulling me around, and I’m trying to say, ‘foul, foul, foul,’ but he’s laughing,” Dekker said. “Throws me off, goes up for a layup and says, ‘Game over.’ And I’m a rookie—I can’t say anything. He winked at me and started laughing. That’s when I was like, all right, welcome to the league.” This experience mirrors that of many players across the league who, like Dekker, have the unforgiving but unforgettable job of guarding their team’s star in practice.
So how many Rockets will participate in All Star Weekend? “Two for sure,” James Harden said. Harden named himself and Eric Gordon who should play in the All Star game in New Orleans next month. He also named Montrezl Harrell and Sam Dekker for the Rookie/Sophomore game, Pat Beverley in Skills Competition and Ryan Anderson and Gordon in the three-point contest.
3 months ago via ESPN
Storyline: All-Star Contests