Kelly says he's a better player now compared to MVP year

Kelly says he's a better player now compared to MVP year
"It's been a big adjustment, this is my 12th year in the league and you know, to go from the role I had in Sta. Lucia as MVP to coming to TNT and changing and evolving over the years, I consider myself a better player than I was during the MVP years [in terms of] mentality, approach of the game, physical abilities," --- Kelly Williams.

Kelly Williams shot the ball 18 times against Kia Wednesday and according to head statistician Fidel Mangonon, that's the most ever for him in a TNT uniform.

So basically, that's the first time that since he was still a Sta. Lucia Realtor.

Williams noticed right off the bat.

"It felt awkward today so something had to be different," Williams said on his 18 attempts.

"It felt good to shoot and be free, the bigs had their hands full tonight becuase Mo [Tautuaa} wasn't here so we gave extra effort on the offensive side today and it paid off," he added.

Kelly certainly took advantage of his 18 attempts, making 11 of them to score a game-high 23 points.

And despite the adjustments he's been through and the fact that he'll turn 36 next week, Williams says he's a better player now compared to his days with Sta. Lucia where he won league MVP.

"It's been a big adjustment, this is my 12th year in the league and you know, to go from the role I had in Sta. Lucia as MVP to coming to TNT and changing and evolving over the years, I consider myself a better player than I was during the MVP years [in terms of] mentality, approach of the game, physical abilities," he said.

"I jump higher, which is weird. But it's been a process and I can't be anymore grateful with what I have, the opportunities I et. You know my teammates trusted me so I've been fortunate," he added.

 


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