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  • as part of this process.

  • You've reached out to any of the other French players who are in the league for advice such as Ah, Rudy Gobert and what your relationship is like with him.

  • Actually, I know like Rudy is from the same city I'm from, but actually never spoke to to Rudy yet.

  • I spoke with Tony Parker, Sekou Damboa and Frank.

  • I've actually never talked with Rudy.

  • Thank you.

  • Alright, Next we have Ah, Matt, George, I kill and thank you so much for doing this man George from KHD K radio in Sacramento.

  • Have you had any contact or any workouts with the Sacramento Kings?

  • And if you don't mind giving your just general opinion of the king's roster, I haven't had any meetings or work out with the Kings, but I think they have ah, great young team with but here than in their in box.

  • They have a great backcourt, and I think they will do great thing next season.

  • All right, um, Lucas felt house.

  • Hi, Killian.

  • I have a question.

  • Last season you played for home and Euro cup against pros.

  • Do you see an advantage for you?

  • Um, in comparison to players coming out of college that you already had the possibility.

  • The opportunity to play against grown men, I mean, definitely helps.

  • I learned a lot from the game, just playing proud of young age.

  • I learned a lot, thanks to my best that played a long time overseas.

  • And I feel like just being able to lead a group of Groman and win some games, if you will really help.

  • Uh, my my stock.

  • And I think it definitely helped me personally.

  • Thank you.

  • All right, Next question.

  • Rod Beard kill in what's been your involvement with the Pistons?

  • Have you done an in person?

  • Work out with them?

  • And you mentioned Sekou, How much does that sort of chemistry with one of your countrymen?

  • How would that help when you join a team?

  • And maybe he's been a little bit by himself, but having someone else to bounce ideas off and have that other Francophone with him?

  • Yeah, I've had a workout in the team interviews with the Pistons and yeah, who was one of my guys.

  • I've known it for a long time now, and, uh, I feel like for me will be great.

  • Just having somebody you know, So I can feel like, uh, I integrate myself a little quicker.

  • Just having him around, showing me around with.

  • Definitely, definitely help.

  • Right next to goto whn Ileto.

  • Hey, Kelly, in my question is about what do you think is gonna make you a great MBA player?

  • Definitely.

  • My ability to adapt to any situation, come in and have an impact right away.

  • Could be on the defensive end.

  • Could be on the officer and my, um my ability Thio, lead the squad on the on the floor.

  • Facilitate the game for everybody.

  • Thank you.

  • Right.

  • Next.

  • Ryland Styles.

  • Hey, Kelly in the Oklahoma City Thunder are rumored to be trying to move up in this draft.

  • I was wondering if you had any contact with them.

  • I've had a zoom interview with them.

  • Yeah, And how did that go on?

  • How would you see yourself fitting in Oklahoma City?

  • I mean, yeah, definitely.

  • It could be a nice option.

  • I know.

  • Last season with Dennis Trudeau and, uh, Shea.

  • They had a great thing with Chris Paul.

  • So definitely fitting in and bring in my piece.

  • Would be would be a great thing.

  • Click Hector.

  • Load asthma.

  • Good afternoon.

  • I'm wondering if the Spurs are one of the teams you've worked out for.

  • I haven't worked out with the Spurs.

  • Any contact with them?

  • I had I didn't have a zoom meeting with them back in June.

  • June?

  • July.

  • Thank you.

  • Appreciate it.

  • All right.

  • Carol.

  • Nausea.

  • Hey, I'm from Brazil.

  • My question is, what do you believe will be your Bennett for coming for another league?

  • And what you think about the question off the Europeans players in the enemy.

  • Can you repeat that first question?

  • It kind of throws a little bit.

  • Sorry s what Do you believe your benefit for?

  • Coming from the league?

  • Just definitely being ableto come in and have an impact right away.

  • I'm used to blame against a lot of physicality people coming at me and I feel like that will definitely help me and playing multiple games, playing in different ways, knowing different stuff.

  • Basketball will help me when I come into this.

  • Right next.

  • We have Norman Soria hate Iliana a lot from France.

  • Um, you will be one of the most ranked French players in the draft.

  • Do you feel any pressure on that?

  • I mean, not at all.

  • I feel like the draft.

  • Like where you get drafted as the most important.

  • The numbers don't really matter.

  • It's all about the situation.

  • You get drafted.

  • Okay?

  • Thanks.

  • Alright.

  • Christo Psaltis.

  • Hello.

  • Hello, Gillian.

  • How was the last month for you?

  • Do the whole workouts and the whole interviews about the next season?

  • And also, how do you imagine the next season about your game and about your maturity?

  • Yes.

  • So the last month has been a lot of team work out.

  • So I mean, I love playing.

  • I haven't played competitive basketball in a while, but working out in front of the team to just give it your all Like, of course, you won't make every shop.

  • If you go 100% deal, they'll see that.

  • And just show what you improved on for the last eight months and like for next season, just coming to the league just first of all, is just coming first day at practice, show everybody what you about, that they can really trust you and that we all have to come and go, which is winning and coming in and just have my impact.

  • Whatever the coach wants me to do I'll do is play hard defense, create it.

  • Could be whatever.

  • I will do it just trying to fit in and just and gain everybody's trust.

  • Dan Savage killing I know you spent some summers in Orlando in the Lakeland area.

  • What was playing pickup hoops there, like, you know what it means to you.

  • And what's it like now having ah g league team in your city were born in in Lakeland.

  • I mean, yeah, when I was younger, I played a lot of pick up here in Lakeland.

  • Just being ableto see a different style of basketball, more competitive, more one on one basin, just playing against younger.

  • Uh, I mean, older guys will definitely helped my game when I came back to France.

  • And what was that second question also, what does it mean to you?

  • Thio now have ah G league team in the city you were born in?

  • I feel like it's really cool special for people from lengthened so they can go to Lakeland Center and watch games.

  • So I definitely think it's cool for for the City of Lakeland.

  • Have a Geely team.

  • Alright, Next, Martin Hoffman, Allah, Kilian, Martin from Germany.

  • Hello?

  • Um, old, Your current club has a bit of a track record with Daniel ties and Jonte Green on, um, generally speaking also from Germany and draft.

  • Always thinking off Nowitzki.

  • Um, those three players, did they a bit of contact?

  • A bit of inspiration.

  • What's your relationship to them?

  • I don't know.

  • Like one of my teammates.

  • Pair.

  • He played with all them to guys Tyson Davante Green.

  • He played within two guys, but yeah, they didn't come in contact with them at all, But they just come from a woman I know who is a great place to be.

  • So I'm not surprised that they made it doing well in the league.

  • Okay.

  • Chase use.

  • Yes, Kelly.

  • And you said you worked out for the pistons.

  • What other teams have you worked out with?

  • I don't know if I can say them all, but I worked out for a couple of teams, mainly in the in the east side.

  • Where the Wizards?

  • One of them?

  • No, the Wizards.

  • We're not okay.

  • Thank you.

  • Josh.

  • Coin.

  • Hi.

  • Thank you very much.

  • Killian.

  • Um, in the MBA, we see a lot of guys who grew up around their dads playing professionally.

  • What do you think experiencing your dad's career growing up in France did.

  • For your development, E got to learn that a earlier he'd been working me out.

  • So I was 56 years old, so I learned everything from him.

  • Basically, I remember when I was a kid, just going to his practice is going to his home games.

  • In all those memories stuck with me and him being a pro made me want to be a probably really inspiring me to be the player I am today.

  • Thank you, Ferdinand Rivera.

  • Hello, Killian from Puerto Rico as an NBA player, What would you like to achieve besides, winning a championship really inspired the next generation, especially in France.

  • I know sport is getting bigger and friends, but it's not as big as soccer.

  • So just tryingto inspired a lot of young French kids that they can make it to the MBA that they drink and become possible.

  • And just as for as my career, just trying to be our starts trying to be the best teammate in play, I can be just I wanna be remembered, somebody that wants to win.

  • Lastly, as a child with international player influence that the player you are today a Manu Ginobili because, I mean, I look at a lot of left you just the way he played the game.

  • His footwork, like you, is passing ability.

  • Thank you.

  • Sean Barnard talking.

  • And thanks for doing this.

  • You have a much more mature feel of the game than a lot of prospects.

  • Think playing overseas help with this?

  • And are you confident that would translate right to the MBA?

  • I mean, yeah, I got to learn a lot A trust.

  • It wasn't like that.

  • Especially in.

  • Oh, my.

  • I struggled the first couple of games of the season, but thanks to cold shock and this whole staff, I watched a lot of tape, and I learned from it, and I like throughout the season, I just got better and better at it at my decision making.

  • Thank you.

  • The next question.

  • Matt Evans.

  • All right.

  • Uh, Philippe Romo.

  • Hi, Kelly.

  • And how are you?

  • Phillip Romo from Group of Llegado Mexico.

  • How do you think the short time between being drafted and they started the next season will affect your transition process to the MBA?

  • I mean, we knew that like when the drag got reported in there.

  • Now that the season we're starting the 22nd I knew that.

  • I gotta be ready right away to play.

  • So that's when my training started more focusing on game like situation and get ready for that quick transition.

  • Thank you, Spencer Davies.

  • Hi, Kelly.

  • And kind of branching off.

  • When you were talking about inspiring the next generation, I was just wondering, Do you have a favorite memory from basketball without borders?

  • And how much of that played?

  • Ah, role in tow, where you are today and going to the next level.

  • I mean, the basketball without Borders.

  • I did it two years.

  • I did it when it was in Charlotte and Charlotte and l.

  • A.

  • And it was obviously a great experience.

  • I remember in that Lay just I was the youngest one.

  • They're just being able to compete and compare myself to other guys all over the world, was really cool.

  • And also being able to see the All Star game like before that I never saw NBA game live in person.

  • So it was definitely cool being at that event.

  • Dwayne.

  • Ranking.

  • Yes.

  • Thank you.

  • Killing you.

  • You You made the point that the teams you worked out for a bit on the each side.

  • But I gotta ask, You gotta do my job.

  • Is Phoenix one of the teams you worked out for?

  • I have not worked out with Phoenix.

  • Just a follow up.

  • Have you had any kind of contact with with the sons at all?

  • Uh, no.

  • I haven't had any interviews on for workouts.

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