Warriors’ Omari Spellman says people don’t give him enough credit, adds, ‘We’re gonna see’
Former Atlanta Hawks big man Omari Spellman was just shipped across the country in a trade involving the heralded Golden State Warriors. With both the Hawks and Warriors each going through very different rebuilds, Spellman is already answering questions regarding his new team and teammates.
However, it couldn’t be more clear that Spellman believes in himself as well while the former Hawks big man certainly thinks that he is underappreciated by most at the moment.
“I don’t think people give me credit,” the Golden State newcomer recently told reporters, via Warriors Nation. I think I’m better than what people think I am. We’re gonna see.”
On Monday, Spellman was notably traded to the Warriors in exchange for seven-foot-tall center Damian Jones and a future second-round NBA Draft pick.
“I haven’t thought too much about it,” he added, via Warriors Nation. “They’re great players, players you look up too. Game-changing players so I think it’ll be fun.”
With the Warriors now without both current Brooklyn Nets forward Kevin Durant and injured shooting guard Klay Thompson, Golden State has encountered quite the unexpectedly busy offseason.
“Spacing the floor, keeping the floor spread out,” Spellman continued, via Warriors Nation. “I know they like to play free and loose. Blocking shots, rebounding, not being a free switch.”
Of course, the Warriors — prior to the arrival of Spellman — won five straight Western Conference Championships in addition to three NBA titles. Golden State then came up short against the Toronto Raptors this past season, though.