Montlake Madness: How is Israel so far?
Justin Dentmon: It’s okay. I just got out of practice, and the team said they’d give me a phone to call out to the states.
MM: What are your first impressions of Israel, and your new team?
JD: First impression was its not that bad, just a lot of people that look at you funny. My team is okay. We have a lot of teamwork to work on, but other than that it’s okay. It’s also really hot.
MM: Do you sense that you’ll be competing for a starting role?
JD: No. They told me I have to sit and watch. That’s my spot.
MM: For the whole season?
MM: How long is your contract for?
JD: It’s for seven months.
MM: What are you most nervous about in the next seven months?
JD: How the people will act.
MM: What will you miss most about being home?
JD: My family and friends, and basketball.
MM: Do you think you’ll stay in Israel for a long time?
JD: Hmm… Naw.
MM: Is there anything else you want to say to your many fans
in Seattle? They’re going to be thrilled to hear from you…
JD: Yes, tell them I said “thanks for all the support and I won’t
let them down.”
MM: What part of your game are you working on the most to
earn playing time on your current team?
JD: Everything, but I’m mainly working on my game to show the NBA I
can play the point.
MM: Then, let me ask you: Even though your stats were good, and you helped the team a lot, do you have any regrets about playing off-the-ball so much last season, as far as what scouts saw and didn’t see about your game?
JD: No. I did what I had to do to help the team. I was willing to do anything to get back to the tournament.
I let Justin know that we at Montlake Madness, along with all Husky fans were wishing him well. It’ll be interesting to see how his thoughts develop once he’s had a chance to spend some time in a new country with a new team. We’ll make sure to catch up with him again in a month or two.