Marcus Denmon (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
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SAN ANTONIO, Texas - Go ahead. Tell Marcus Denmon why he can't make it in the NBA. Tell him that he's too small at 6'3" to play against bigger wing players.
"I've been hearing that forever now. It hasn't been something that stopped me this far. It won't be something that stops me."
Feel free to tell him the former Mizzou standout he will be asked to play some point guard in the NBA. Remind him how little experience he has at that position.
"People that watched and followed me in college understood that I played with guys like Phil Pressey and Mike Dixon, like smaller guys that were point guards. I was a capable scorer and able to score a lot better than those guys. I'm definitely going to be playing some point and playing on the ball/off the ball. It just depends on what the team needs."
Might as well point out that Denmon was one of the final picks of this draft. As the 59th overall selection, the odds of him having a long career in the NBA are not very good. Denmon has heard it all and, at the same time, is listening to none of it.
"Obviously, the Spurs liked me when they drafted me. So, I'm confident in my ability."
The Kansas City native will have his first chance to silence all of the naysayers this Sunday. His San Antonio Spurs will be playing their first NBA Summer League game in Las Vegas. The Spurs and Hawks will meet at 7 p.m. CT.
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