Thursday, December 27, 2007

Gana working to stay positive

Gana Diop hasn’t played much lately. In fact, he’s failed to break 10 minutes in the last four games. Sure, he’s frustrated, but he’s continuing to work and trying not to get too down.

“I’ve been through a lot worse in Cleveland,” he said. “You’ve got to be ready and be a pro about it. You can’t worry about what the coach is trying to do. This is a great team. You can’t beat this.”

Diop admits that at night it does get to him. He started the first 14 games of the season and averaged 7.6 rebounds through November. Instead of sulk, he’s decided to work harder. Beginning at Utah last night, Diop has done extra work – cardio and drills with strength coach Robert Hackett – before the game.

“Anybody who didn’t play, it would be upsetting,” Diop said. “I can’t control that. That’s up to coach. I just have to keep working.”

1 comment:

Geo said...

He will get more minutes in the season. The Mavs are trying to find the correct people for the season. He needs to continue to work hard on his game. Also, he needs to work hard on his weak inside game.