Rockets' Sengun clears up height myth, shares personal goals, delivers promise to fans

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Sengun shares personal goals for 2023-24

"I wanna be better defensively next year. I don't think I'm really bad on defense, but it was hard to do for me. Defense is not just one person's job; it's the whole team's job. 

So everyone needs to help each other- both on offense and defense. We need to be together. We didn't do it that much last year and it was hard. It was hard for me, it was hard for the team. We were losing our focus and everything.

Like we'd win one game and lose another game. It was hard and I wanna do better defensively and help my teammates to do a better job.

I also wanna take more shots from three. I'm working on alot right now. So that's my goal: to help my teammates.

I want to teach them what I know. I want to be a great teammate. I know it's going to be an important year for me, so I'm ready for it."

Lastly, Sengun stated how he felt seeing his idol, Denver Nuggets superstar Nikola Jokic, win the title, while letting Rockets fans know that he envisions the same thing happening here in Houston, in due time.

"I was happy we won the championship. He's been my idol since I came here. When I was in Turkey, I was watching him. That's my goal also. I wanna win the championship. That's always been my goal.

He got it in seven or eight years, but he worked so hard for it. I'm learning so many things from watching him. I know we're gonna get this championship one day for the Houston Rockets and I can't wait for that day. It will be great."