Alex Poythress’ future in the NBA looked bleak after a disappointing performance in the NBA Summer League, but he told reporters today that he has training camp invitations from a few teams and isn’t giving up on his dreams.
“I’ve talked to a couple teams about [training] camps, so I’ll probably going to do that. I just can’t say what teams yet. Nothing official yet,” Alex said. “Teams are feeling optimistic about me, so I’m just taking it one day at a time. It’s a long process, it’s a long road. I knew it was going to be like this. I’m just ready for it.”
Before the draft, there were some reports that Alex’s knees hadn’t fully recovered from his injuries, but when asked today, he said he’s feeling healthy and even added a few inches to his vertical.
“Knees are great. I’ve been training out in LA, doing a lot of rehab and PT. Added a couple more inches to my vertical. I feel fine, feel real healthy. I’m ready to roll.”
Go get ’em, Alex.