He's got a long way to go yet but if he can bring his World Championship form with him to camp, there's no reason he won't get picked up. As any Aussie who's been to the NBA will tell you, its about being in the right situation at the right time, hopefully this is it for Kirk.
Who Is Kirk Penney? | Air Alamo | A San Antonio Spurs Blog
Those of you may have known by now that Kirk Penney has made his way to the Spurs training camp roster. You maybe asking to yourself who is Kirk Penney?
Lucky for you we will be glad to share the information in which we have compiled.
Penney is a sharp shooter out of New Zealand and made an impression on the Spurs scouts as training camp is underway.
At the recent World Championship Penney averaged 24.7 points per game putting him second overall in the tournament in scoring and more per game than USA’s Kevin Durant.
Okay, okay so he is not Kevin Durant status but the kid can obviously shoot the rock and that is what we need on our roster.
Penney who has been signed to the training camp roster can now be offered a deal. It will though be a challenge for Penney as he is expected to go head-to-head with Gary Neal whom led the Spurs summer league team in scoring. Both are great shooters but many would give the upper hand to Penney given his international experience.
Before making his way to the states, Penney told media that he wanted to give this one last shot to see if he had what it takes to make it to the big time.
“I have to see if I have what it takes to make it in the toughest professional league in the world,” Penney said.
“There is no guarantee of an offer at the end of this process (but) it is up to me to impress the right people and show I can be of some value to the Spurs. I am going to give it my best shot and have no regrets.”