I know it’s been a while, but things are going really good, not just for me but for the team. We’re winning games and are in as good a rhythm as we’ve been in. We haven’t done it often lately because of the streaks, but when we do lose one we know not to focus on it, but to just get back to winning.

Marcus Banks is making the best of his recent surge in playing minutes.
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Our chemistry is at its peak. It really is a great group of guys we have here. We listen to one another, which is huge because it helps us quickly work out any kinks we might have. The chemistry is better than anything I’ve seen since being in the NBA, thanks largely to a very positive attitude from the guys. We learn and trust one another, which is a great combination for a sports team. At this point in the season we also know what each other are looking to do when on the court, which is only going to make us stronger as a team as we go forward.

Right now my focus is on getting the best of the minutes I’ve been receiving. Whether it’s defensively or offensively, I’ve got to go in there and provide some energy by playing my game. Coach D’Antoni hasn’t told me anything specific in terms of what he’s looking for, but he has told me to be myself which is always a great thing to hear from your coach. I know what I need to do in terms of taking the open shot and making things happen for my teammates.

I’ll be in Vegas next week during the All-Star break, which I’m really looking forward to. I’ll be spending a lot of time with my teammates and a lot of times with family. It’s going to be tough balancing everything, as I’ve also got a few appearances. But it’s nothing I can’t handle.
I think it’s great having the All-Star Game in Vegas. It’s going to be a good time for everybody and I know the fans out there are looking forward to it. I think it also gives the city a chance to showcase what it can do if given a professional team of its own down the line. I feel Vegas is a location we could someday see an NBA team in, but a lot of its success and whether or not it works is going to depend on who’s running the team.

Before I go I just want to say thanks again to my fans for the support. I’ll be running a couple of camps both here and in Vegas over the summer and want to invite everybody to come out and have some fun.