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Kerry Kittles
Kerry Kittles
Position: -
Born: 06/12/74
Height: 6-5 / 1.96
Weight:179 lbs. / 81.6 kg.
Earnings: $55,580,373 ($80,942,356*)
“So there’s always unknowns, right –when you’re a player and going to a new organization,” admitted Kittles. “Even though you’re a superstar player, I can remember when the Nets brought in Jason Kidd, and he was already an All-Star and a well-established superstar in the NBA, but he came to a new organization with a bunch of new faces, and new coaches, and new system. It’s going to take some time for those guys. I think Kevin Durant sitting out most of this year, if not the entire season, will give Kyrie a chance to grow and to learn how to play the style of play that Coach Atkinson has and how to lead. I think will be his first real chance of leading and grow in that role.”
What do you think of the current Nets team? Kerry Kittles: There’s some good promising talent. [Jahlil] Okafor is still a promising, young talent. Obviously, getting the kid from the Lakers [D’Angelo Russell] was pretty good. We’ll see. I think they are still rebuilding the team right now. I think once they settle and get some nice free agent pieces, and good draft choices, we’ll see.
You were a big three-point shooter during your time with the Nets [Kittles sits fourth in the list for threes made in a season], what did you think of Allen Crabbe setting the team’s new record for threes made in a season? Kerry Kittles: Shooters love other shooters [laughs]. I was a shooter so I always enjoyed watching shooters shot the ball. He’s obviously got a great stroke, it’s clean and it comes off of his hands really nice. He’s got a great arc, which I love to see from shooters. Hopefully, he continues to get better and add more to his game and I’ll become a bigger fan of him in the future.
What are kids this generation lacking in comparison to when you were 20? Kerry Kittles: They are lacking the ability to play without the ball. Every kid I see now has to have the ball in his or her hands to shine. Everyone who teaches now also puts the ball in the kid’s hands and tells them to go one-on-one, stresses moves. So kids don’t know how to play without the ball in their hands. They need to learn how to move, when to cut, learn how to create space. Also, kids don’t know how to shoot. I am a big golf fan, and when you watch the pros play golf, it’s a mechanical sport, the large majority all have the same technique in regards to swing. You would think in basketball it would translate and we would have the same form in regards to shooting the ball. Lack of fundamentals.
9 years ago via SLAM