DeMar DeRozan and Zach LaVine have been doing most of the work for the Chicago Bulls but second-stringer Ayo Dosunmu is ready to help.
Arguably the best duo in the league right now, Bulls‘ DeMar DeRozan and Zach LaVine have become the faces of Chicago this season. However, for back-up shooting guard Ayo Dosunmu, it is not a reason to just relax and let the pair lead the way.
Dosunmu had the second-most playing time game of his young NBA career against the New York Knicks on Thursday where he racked up 11 points, three rebounds and two blocks on an impressive 5-out of-6 shooting. The Bulls rookie’s secret?–hard work.
“Brick by brick. Try to keep building. Set a foundation,” Dosunmu said of his current mentality via NBC Sports. “Try to get better each game, on and off the court.”
“I think I’m getting better each game,” he added. “One thing I love about Coach Donovan is he shows so much tough love to me. After every game, whether I play a lot or I don’t play a lot, he always calls me over and gives me words of encouragement. Sometimes it may be good. Sometimes it may be bad. I take the constructive criticism and try to help myself become a better player because I know that he obviously sees something in me if he’s coaching me hard.”
Sharing the same natural position as DeRoza, Dosunmu is well aware that he is unlikely to get the minutes he desires. Nevertheless, he seems to be enjoying his role with the Bulls at the moment.