Garrett Temple Rumors

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Garrett Temple
Garrett Temple
Position: G-F
Born: 05/08/86
Height: 6-5 / 1.96
Weight:195 lbs. / 88.5 kg.
Salary: $4,767,000
Roberts called Temple an ambassador for the NBPA because he has participated in essentially all of their programs and tells young players how the union can help them. He wants them to take their mental health seriously, be smart with their money and set themselves up to slide into a second career when the ball stops bouncing. He speaks up at financial literacy meetings, and he talks to prospects on the subject at the draft combine. After Brooklyn wing Caris LeVert signed his rookie contract extension, they discussed real estate and the pros and cons of renting vs. buying. If you are on his team, you will be told that he is available if you have any questions. If you are close to him, he will start the conversations himself. “If they don’t know, I owe it to them,” Temple said.
Unlike most journeymen, Temple “never had a chip on my shoulder because I was doubted,” he said. He persevered, sure, but it wasn’t because he needed to prove people wrong. He just believed, especially after getting a taste of the NBA, that he could make it. Or at least he believed that more often than he didn’t. Temple recalled a recent conversation with Brooklyn’s sports psychologist, Paul Groenewal, on the subject of self-doubt. “You’re honestly not human if you don’t have a little bit of uneasiness or doubt or nervousness,” Temple said. The league is about handling it, not avoiding it. Even though he was a starting for the Wizards when his guarantee date approached six years ago, he worried that they would choose Shelvin Mack over him. Mack was coming off two strong games, and Temple had shot poorly in them.
Wilson Chandler: “We have so many great young players. is amazing and was looking so good before his injury and then came back strong too. Allen is a great defensive player, a great rim protector. Spencer is amazing and should’ve been in the race for Sixth Man of the Year. Taurean is really talented. A lot of the great pieces that we have around are guys who will just continue to grow.” Garrett Temple: “Kyrie just turned 27, so he still has another four or five years in his prime. The rest of the guys are so young – Spencer, Joe, Caris (who’s a really talented young guy), Jarrett. Then, you add in DeAndre, who’s a great vet, and KD coming back next year… There’s a lot to look forward to with this team.”