Skal Labissiere Rumors

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Skal Labissiere
Skal Labissiere
Position: C-F
Born: 03/18/96
Height: 6-11 / 2.11
Weight:220 lbs. / 99.8 kg.
Salary: $1,188,840
“Skal can be special,” Divac said. “He has size and skill, and he’s a great kid. We’re very, very lucky.” Unfailingly polite and soft-spoken, Labissiere, who retains his island accent by chatting frequently with boyhood friends, is extremely well liked within the organization. He has been the victim of typical rookie teasing and pranks, and after he failed to pass the ball recently while leading a three-on-one fastbreak, endured some good-natured ribbing in the locker room by Temple and Ty Lawson. “I’m feeling a little more comfortable out there,” Labissiere said, with a soft smile. “It’s me learning at my own pace, not getting rushed, learning how to see things on the court. It’s not about the next three or four games, it’s about the next couple years, learning how to play with each, develop our chemistry. I’m nowhere near (physically) where I want to be. But this should be a fun summer. Lots of time with the weights, and working on all aspects of my game.”
Kings guard Darren Collison has seen what Labissiere does in practice. “I wasn’t surprised. Skal actually has been one of our better players in practice, believe it or not. He just hasn’t had the opportunity. We see it all the time in the NBA, if a guy goes down, the next man up and usually sometimes that guy ends up stepping into that opportunity and having some success with it,” Collison said. “Skal has been working since he got here. I see that kid work after the games, in the gym by himself, before practice, after practice, before the games, after the games, so it’s good to see that work finally paying off for him. He’s a workaholic.”