Sam: How did you end up signing with the Cavs?
Kinsey: They invited me to a mini-camp for a couple days ... it was sort of a tryout, I guess. But God was on my side and it worked out in my favor, and now I'm back.
Sam: What can you bring to this team?
Kinsey: Energy, effort, hustle plays, a mid-range game. Basically, just taking advantage of whatever is available. Things like slashing to the basket and rebounding, a lot of little things. I mean, we all know who The Man is here, so you have to respect that and find your niche.
Sam: You play the same position as LeBron James and will likely spend time filling in for him when he needs a breather. Are you confident with that role?
Kinsey: Oh, yeah. You have to be. You have to approach it with confidence and be stress-free. If you work hard over the summer, then there's no reason not to (feel confident). Plus, the coaches here and my teammates have shown a lot of support, and that can carry you a long way.
Sam: You played 48 games with the Grizzlies in 2006-07, averaging 7.7 points a game and leading them in scoring in a few games. Do you feel you've proved you belong in this league?
Kinsey: Yeah, I think I showed it once, but then I had to wait for another opportunity, so now I'm out to show that I still belong in this league. That's what I'm striving for, anyway. And so far it's going pretty well.
Sam: You said your coaches and teammates have showed a lot of support. How so?
Kinsey: They've just made me feel like I belong, and even though I'm new here, that I'm really part of the team. They've been very welcoming, and at the same time, have helped me with some things I need to work on. It's always a challenge to play in this league, but they have made the adjustment to a new city and organization pretty smooth for me. I came to a good situation and I look forward to doing my part to help us win a championship.
Sam Amico is the editor of ProBasketballNews.com and a frequent contributor to SportsTime Ohio and The Cleveland Fan.