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Five questions: Thunder's Elijah Millsap

By John Rohde, Staff Writer, Modified: October 6, 2010 at 10:55 pm •  Published: October 6, 2010


You've got a fan in Kevin Durant, who was very complimentary of you at training camp.

"He's been helping a lot on my defense, showing me things, the little different tricks that he does on offense, how to use your shoulder, how to defend great scorers, things like that... He's really showing us (rookies) love, making us feel welcome here. He's been a great teammate."

How many different positions have you defending in training camp?

"I think four: point guard, shooting guard, small forward and forward. The pick-and-pop guys like Jeff (Green), I can guard those guys."

Can you outrebound your older brother (6-foot-8, 250-pound Utah Jazz forward Paul Millsap)?

"Umm, no. I can honestly say no. He taught me a lot. Watching him while he was in college (at Louisiana Tech), how he would attack and go get rebounds nonstop."

Have you always had this toughness, always been angry on the court?

"Always. Always. You can't back down."

What are you mad at?

"(Laughing). I'm not mad at nothing. On the court you've just got to be aggressive, fearless."