Elijah Millsap was acquired by the D-Fenders on April 2 after having spent much of the year playing overseas in Israel. He appeared in one regular-season game for L.A., recording five points, one rebound and one steal.
In two postseason games vs. Santa Cruz, Millsap averaged 7.0 points, 3.0 rebounds and 3.0 steals on 50.0 percent field goals.
- On his experience playing in Israel:
“My time in Israel was great. It’s a beautiful country. I had a lot of fun and I was able to learn a lot as far as experience wise and was able to add to my game (on the court). It was a lot different how they played the game over there. The style of play and how they coach is different. It was a learning experience and it made me a stronger player. I was able to learn some things that I wasn’t accustomed to over here in the States, but I took it all in stride and it made me a better player.
- On the short time he spent with the D-Fenders towards the end of the year:
“The transition they made from last year to this year as far as getting the ball up and down the court complements a lot of players’ games. You just have to go out there and show what you can do. Bob (MacKinnon) is a good coach and he coaches for the players. There was a lot of potential (with this team). I wish I could have gotten here earlier (to help).”
- On his plans for the offseason:
“I’ve playing all year long, so just trying to tune up (my body), doing some maintenance work and make sure my body is good to go. I’m going to head to the Philippines to play, but right now, just making sure my body is right and then I’ll be back here in the States. I’ll probably miss NBA Summer League because I’ll be in the Philippines, but I would love to get to a training camp and try to latch on with a team. That’s the ultimate plan, but if not, I’ll play in the D-League or head (overseas).”