In case you missed it, the Denver Nuggets posted full video from last week’s press conference when General Manager Tim Connelly introduced 2014 first round draft picks Gary Harris and Jusuf Nurkic:
Highlights from the session include:
- Nurkic talking about his first time in the United States and the fact that he talked a lot with the Nuggets leading up to the draft.
- Harris describing his thoughts while he was in the NBA Draft green room, including the relief he felt when he finally heard his name called.
- Harris talking about his desire to contribute any way he can to help the team win games, including learning from some of the team’s veterans who have been in the league and can help him learn the ropes.
- Connelly ending the presser by saying, “We’re really excited about these two guys. Hard-working guys, serious minded guys when it comes to basketball. It’s an exciting day for us to introduce both of these guys.”
- I got a laugh out of Connelly urging Nurkic to give the media a little more despite the obvious language barrier.
I think you can tell both Harris and Nurkic are glad to get some of the initial meetings with the press out of the way so they can turn their attention to integrating with their teammates and putting in work on the court.