Donald Sloan (Adelaide 36ers) on backing up Kyrie Irving, funny Lance Stephenson stories & more


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Donald Sloan has signed to play with the Adelaide 36ers for season 2020-21.

Coming off a stint with Baskets Bonn in the Basketball Bundesliga, and will be the only import on Conner Henry's largely local roster and will play alongside NBL Next Star Josh Giddey and Sunday Dech in the backcourt.

During his NBA career, he averaged 5 points, 2 rebounds and 3 assists in 218 games.

Topics include;

  • Thoughts on Adelaide 36ers team coming into the 2020-21 season (2:00)
  • Playing alongside LaMarcus Aldridge during his high school years (7:00)
  • Is Sloan hoping to use the NBL as a platform to return to the NBA (8:30)
  • Facing Russell Westbrook and Kevin Love in the NCAA Tournament (10:30)
  • How it felt not hearing his name called at the 2010 NBA draft (13:30)
  • Signing his first NBA deal with the Atlanta Hawks (17:30)
  • Backing up Kyrie Irving in Cleveland (22:00)
  • Exploding onto the NBA scene in 2013 with the Indiana Pacers (23:30)
  • Funny stories from playing alongside Lance Stephenson (30:00)
  • The most important thing he's learnt during his career so far (36:00)

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