Part of being a professional is you’ve just got to stay ready. The games change, injuries may happen, Coach may have a gut feel about this rotation or that player at the time, so you can’t really get caught up too much into the rotation. Of course you want to be out there, but at the same time, my job is to be ready when my name is called.
I just wanted to impact the game even if my offense isn’t going, so that’s just an area I know I can be good in, with my size and my strength. I Just wanted a personal challenge for myself to be better on that end of the floor, so I am impacting the game even if my shot may not be falling, I’m not having a good offensive game, so I can just leave my impact on the game on the other end.