Selby’s Confidence Leads to Playing Time?
The keys, according to (Josh) Selby, are “playing and confidence.”
“I’ve got a lot of confidence,” Selby said after totalling 23 points on 7-for-13 shooting, 6 rebounds and 6 assists (against 3 turnovers) in a 96-75 loss to the Phoenix Suns. “Confidence will take you a long way.”
It doesn’t hurt to be playing a style almost tailor-made for him, as well.
While Selby didn’t get a shot at Las Vegas Summer League last year because of the lockout, he could often be seen mixing it up with the Kevin Durants and Carmelo Anthonys in the summer-ball/charity-game circuit. Even though he was coming off a relatively gruesome season with the Jayhawks, in which he was suspended the first nine games for receiving improper benefits and hampered by injuries, he fit in alongside most of the players already entrenched as the best in the NBA.