Bits from Randy Rigby Interview, 10/3
On Enes Kanter
You know, as I’ve talked with Kevin [O’Connor] and Tyrone [Corbin], it’s, it’s, I, I think Gordon [Monson], again the word to me that we still need to be with, with Enes, is patient. He’s a young man. And, but, he’s very smart. He’s got great basketball and natural skills. I think we’re looking at, though, probably, at least a four- or five-year process of, of seeing him, before we might be really seeing him in, in a, more of a real breakout, and, and seeing reaching the potential that I think he has…
He’s, he’s got some, you know, some ground to make up [for not having played for two years], but he’s working hard, and, and he has a great work ethic. He has great desire, and so I, I think we’re gonna see that continue to grow, but it, it’s gonna still take, I think, some, some time for all of us to just say, let’s be a little patient here, and, and let this, let this flower continue to bloom.
On P3, not the young guys
You can have these tools, but if you don’t pick them up and use them, they’re of no avail.
Are players more prone to selfish play in contract years?
Yes. Yes. And that, and that’s, and that’s I think to the point that we were both talking to, Gordon, of, of, that’s the negative of, of people saying “I’ve got a year’s time to do this,” and, and it’s, we’re talking some pretty decent and serious money that players are paid to be in this league, and so it, it means a lot to them.
I think the positive thing we have here though between Kevin, and Dennis [Lindsey], and then a very experienced coaching staff–you take the amount of time that Sidney Lowe, and, and Tyrone, and even Mike Sanders, Jeff Hornacek have been in the league, they’ve been around this game a long time, and they know the ga–they know when people are legitimate,* and when they’re trying to play games on ya.
* There we go with the legitimate people again.
On Marvin Williams’ height
Spencer Checketts: Randy, did you know Marvin Williams was so tall?
Rigby: He is. And, you know, and, and, and well-proportioned. I’ve been very impressed with, with how Marvin looks.
On who’s been impressive
I’ve gotta say, I’ve been very impressed with Marvin Williams and his, and, and, and you alluded to this, Spence, his height, is very, he’s, he’s tall. But I’ll tell you what, he’s, he is very versatile, he’s very mobile, and he can move. He can shoot, he can take you inside. I, he’s one I’ve gotta look at.
Same time, Gordon Hayward, I’ll tell you, was shooting the ball very well as w–I watched him also practicing. And he’s got good height and, and versatility with him…
Then, then I turn around and say you got a Derrick Favors who that with his talent and some of the moves he can make, he might not have it outside but I’ll tell you, he can take you inside and I don’t know who can stop him.*
* Randy Rigby may or may not just have called Favors a sexual offender.