Sampson holding a practice

Indiana is continuing to hold practice.

Sampson’s got a sharp wit most of the time, but he thrives when running a practice.

Jamarcus Ellis continues making smart plays, and Sampson continues using him as an example.

“That’s why he’ll probably lead us in minutes,” he just said. “Most guys come out thinking they’re all-stars. What would they do in that situation? They’d find a way to throw it at the rim. He could care less.”

Sampson’s enjoying working with this new team. These are his guys and they fit into the system he wants to play. He wants guys to create off the dribble, and already this team is excelling at that.

“E.J.’s gotten more shots off the dribble already here than we did all last year,” he just told the team.