INDIANAPOLIS — For Rodions Kurucs, the climb from overlooked person in the G-League to the NBA rotation was not mechanical. It was mental.
After being frightened to even consider a 3-pointer and getting shipped to the G-League, Kurucs has returned as one of the NBA’s improved outside the house shooters around the previous two months. And it was much less about what went on in Prolonged Island, and extra to do with what has long gone on among his ears.
“No, it was in the head. It was mental,” Kurucs told The Post, main into the Nets’ recreation with the Pacers on Monday. “I didn’t consider that substantially pictures, to be truthful. But just my self esteem [was the difficulty].
“When I went to the G-League, mentor [Kenny Atkinson] told me to shoot open up pictures. That is what I have been executing. Every single time I have the