Who Is Kirk Penney?

Sharp-Shooter Kirk Penney

Those of you may have known by now that Kirk Penney has made his way to the Spurs trainning camp roster.  You maybe asking to yourself who is Kirk Penney?

Lucky for you we will be glad to share the information in which we have compiled.

Penney is a sharp shooter out of New Zealand and made an impression on the Spurs scouts as training camp is underway.

At the recent World Championship Penney averaged 24.7 points per game putting him second overall in the tournament in scoring and  more per game than USA’s Kevin Durant.

Okay, okay so he is not Kevin Durant status but the kid can obviously shoot the rock and that is what we need on our roster.

Penney who has been signed to the training camp roster can now be offered a deal. It will though be a challenge for Penney as he is expected to go head-to-head with Gary Neal whom led the Spurs summer league team in scoring.  Both are great shooters but many would give the upper hand to Penney given his international experience.

Before making his way to the states, Penney told media that he wanted to give this one last shot to see if he had what it takes to make it to the big time.

“I have to see if I have what it takes to make it in the toughest professional league in the world,” Penney said.

“There is no guarantee of an offer at the end of this process (but) it is up to me to impress the right people and show I can be of some value to the Spurs. I am going to give it my best shot and have no regrets.”

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  • Haunui

    Its Kirk, not Kyle. He is one of those players who has fundamentals, just like Timmy. He will always work as hard as he can, never cause any issues in the lockeroom and has a ligit NBA 3 stroke. He absolutely shone with the few games for the skyforce with 30+ games. His D is not lock-down, but it’s not terrible either. He won’t be in the team for his D anyway. He knows his role and that is a valuable skill in this NBA league. If you want a mature pure shooter off the bench, it’s pretty hard to go past Kirk. If he makes it there will be an extra 4 million spurs fans down here in NZ. Pop, sign him, you wont regret it

  • bdiddy

    You can never have too much shooting

  • Silver Spur

    Penney is still a long shot to make the roster. Almost every shooting guard in the league needs to be good enough defensively to earn their minutes, and this is Penney’s problem. I doubt that this significant weakness in his game can change at his age.

  • Torrin T

    You forgot to mentioned his play at University of Wisconsin.

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