“Fair to say you like contact?”
How do you feel after games? Are you sore or anything?
No. I feel great. I could go play again right now if I wanted to.
That exchange between reporters and Colton Iverson after the Celtics’ win over the Pacers at the Orlando Summer Pro League pretty much sums him up. Simple. Funny. Self-Aware. If he’s going to make this team and carve out an NBA career, there’s only one way for him to do it.
“I’m going to give it all I get every possession. I don’t have the best offensive game, and obviously Kelly’s a very talented scorer and you can see that every game he’s putting up big numbers and so I just gotta do the dirty work… get rebounds, get stops… just not let anyone score on me, play good team defense and make the hustle plays.”
Iverson spent about 20 minutes on the floor against the Pacers, scoring 5 points, grabbing 4 rebounds, committing 5 fouls. He’s committed 13 fouls in 49:25 of Summer League play, or almost