From Brett Brown:

“He’s a great teammate. He’s competitive.”



I want to win, I want to help this team. It doesn’t matter if I am starting or coming off the bench or if I’m the fourth point guard, at the end of the day. So it’s all right.

I’m going to go out there and compete every night. My teammates respect me, I’m good with that.

If coach decides to go a different way, I’ll be the same Jose Calderon. I just try to help my teammate — that’s all I can do. I’ve got nothing against Jerian or Langston. So I’m here to help them be better basketball players and hopefully have a long career in the NBA, that’s what I want to do, I want to help them.


Back to the grill again…But first, I received some awesome feedback on yesterday’s blog entry regarding Jay Bilas. Thanks for reading and getting back to me.

Day 47 – Help a Teammate

I stumbled across a small piece from hoop on Boston Celtics power forward Kevin Garnett and how he likes to help his teammates. But he doesn’t spend all day trying to help them. They either get it or they don’t.

“He helps the ones he likes,” Doc Rivers said. “Kevin is great. Kevin tries to help every big in here. If that big doesn’t listen to him one time, he’ll never speak to him again. Literally one time. That has happened a couple of times. Those two guys that he did that to are no longer here and that may be one of the reasons.”

Are you one of the few who looks to help their teammates?

Or, are you someone who is all about themselves?

A great teammate is always looking to help another player on their team.

It can be positive advice.  Rebounding for them after practice.  Encouraging them to get up early and hit the gym or even a small dose of congratulations on a job well done.

Lend a helping hand to a teammate.

“Just remember, you’re teammates, not rivals.”

-Red Auerbach

-Coach Finamore

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