Harrison Faigen: JaVale was asked about his role/splitt…

Harrison Faigen: JaVale was asked about his role/splitting minutes with Dwight/if the situation in Golden State helped him accept a lesser role, and I thought his answer was really candid. “Well, a year ago, we weren’t winning. So ifs your priorities, you Mow what I’m saying, I want to win. So if that’s what we’ve got to do to win, that’s what we’ve got to do.’ ‘Being in Golden State led to a mindset where I’m not wonted about minutes. I’m worried about if mesa minutes work to win the game, then I’m down for it If we’re losing and this is happening Men ifs a different situation, but you can’t complain about minutes when you’re winning.”
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How is the adjustment process going? I know when you join a new team, you have to get used to a new team, new system, new coaches, new city and so on. What’s that transition been like? Al-Farouq Aminu: Like you said, it’s a lot of new things coming at you. But that’s why we’re professionals; we have to figure out the different ways that people play and the different schemes – all of the different ways that we’re going to attack with this team. Also, you’re adjusting in your home life. You’re getting settled in and moving all of your furniture and things like that. It’s a big adjustment, but it’s coming along smoothly.
Since arriving in Orlando, what’s been your first impression of the team and the city? Al-Farouq Aminu: Aw man, it’s been so great. It’s a big change from Portland because now I’m in a sunny state. I’m wearing shorts today! It’s kind of surreal to still be wearing shorts at this time of year. It’s been really nice, man. It’s a nice change of pace, for sure. There’s a really cool energy around this team. We have a lot of great guys. From top to bottom, everyone has a really great attitude, so that makes you enjoy coming in to work. It’s nice. All of the guys are great. They’ve exceeded my expectations, for sure.
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