Signed a contract of 22.1 million dollars over three years during the summer, Jae’Sean Tate is in Las Vegas with a peaceful mind but the same desire to smash everything.
On the sidelines of the Summer League, the player spoke about his summer program, mainly focused on work, again and again, in order to come back stronger at the start of the school year.
“I feel like this is the first year I can really work on myself. I can set my own schedule. I can do what I want to do. With the contract extension, it helped me a lot because it allowed me to relax and focus on the basketball instead of trying to stress about stuff.he told the Houston Chronicle.
His goal ? Be a more complete player: “I didn’t really focus on one thing in particular. Since I started, I have even more confidence in my game overall, whether it’s my shooting, my ball handling, my ability to speak and lead.
Glad to come home
Because of his background, his “all-around” player profile, capable of doing a bit of everything, Jae’Sean Tate knows that only hard work will pay off, he who also stands out on the pitch for his “starved” side. That’s what got him to where he is today and that’s what will take him to the next level. Hence his favorite expression: “Take the stairs when others take the elevator”in tribute to his work ethic.
“It’s just something that’s always stuck with me since I started playing sports. I’ve never been the biggest, the strongest, the most athletic. Everywhere I went I had to prove myself, and to prove yourself you have to wait for the opportunity, and that takes time. It’s a bit like what they say: I know it can happen, I know it will happen, but sometimes it doesn’t happen as quickly as for others.
It’s a bit the same for the Rockets, who are calmly laying the foundations for a new project of which he will be part and which he did not imagine leaving, claiming to have obtained what he wanted from the Texas franchise to continue the adventure.
“Houston is my home. I love it, I love what we build and I love being part of it. The fact that the front office trusts me enough to give me an early extension is a big deal. I’m just excited to be here and to continue. I knew I wanted to be here. It’s just great to see that the organization feels the same way I feel about them.”