Penney on his chances with the Spurs


Kirk Penney had a fantastic performance at the 2010 World Championship playing for New Zealand. Now he is trying to prove to the San Antonio Spurs he can duplicate his performance and display more in training camp.

Here is what he had to say about his experience with the Spurs in training camp:

“It’s really hard to know where you stand,” said Penney who has been released by the NZ Breakers for one last tilt at his NBA dream. “I’m really looking forward to the games, and just want to be able to hang around long enough to play in them and show what I can do.”

“There are a lot of variables involved, so all I’m trying to do is show what kind of player I am and just see where the cards fall after that,” he said.

“That’s all I can do.” (source

Penney averaged 24.7 points while shooting 45.8% from the field and 36.7% from the three-point line at the World Championship. He also finished second in scoring at the World Championship and averaged more points than Team USA’s Kevin Durant. Not to mention he scored 37 points against Lithuania.