Cavs’ Samuels Trying to Curb Anxiety
Now (Samardo) Samuels is facing the bitter reality of the NBA. Despite working harder than he ever has in an offseason, he rarely gets off the bench these days.
Samuels is doing his best to stay positive despite the inactivity, but conceded the limited playing time makes him more anxious when he actually does get an opportunity.
“I want it to happen now,” Samuels said. “Sometimes it’s like you want it so bad and you’re waiting and waiting, then when it does come, your mind starts racing. You’re overthinking everything. I miss a shot and it’s like, ‘Oh [shoot], I can’t miss a shot.’
“It’s like a broken record, waiting for your opportunity. I wake up like, ‘When is this opportunity going to come?’ That’s the tough part.”