Kevin Punter from making $40k a year to highest-paid & the fate changing shot for Milan

Kevin Punter joins BasketNews’ Donatas Urbonas to talk about the roots of his scoring mentality, crucial shot in the Final 4 which could have changed a future, and his road from getting paid $5k per month to choosing between the elite clubs in Europe.


  • Intro about comparisons with Kevin Durant and mastering his signature pull-up shot (00:00);
  • The most challenging defender and facing Mike James or other elite scorers (4:58);
  • The crucial shot in the EuroLeague Final 4 that still hurts to this day and how it could have changed his future (7:08);
  • What changed his primary plan to stay in Milano and what he loved the most about Zeljko’s pitch (11:00);
  • Tough rookie experience, weirdest European basketball lessons, and thinking about going home in December (14:20);
  • Finding a balance between a selfish and team-friendly scorer and coach who helped in two most pivotal points of his career (19:52);
  • Partizan players need to step up for Zeljko and chip on Punter’s shoulder (24:33).

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