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"I tried to harp on him from day one, about professionalism and preparing yourself to be...

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"I tried to harp on him from day one, about professionalism and preparing yourself to be successful, and that starts, not when you step in the gym, but prior to that. And that's lifting weights, taking care of your body, preparing your body, understanding scouting reports and knowing what they are going to do to you," Saunders said. "I think prior, when we had Caron and Antawn, he never really took that to heart. 'It really doesn't matter what I do.' When those guys left, I think he understood. All of a sudden he's lifting more. He's quiet in the locker room. And all of a sudden his game has coincided with improving with that. He's understanding that as you prepare, you prepare to win and you prepare to lose and he's preparing himself to be successful."

Flip Saunders, as relayed by Michael Lee. Hmm...
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