The odd thing about this is, somebody posted an interview with J.R. earlier this summer, and he came off very arrogant, like he thought he was the best thing since sliced bread. I'm not going to serach for it, but there was a question about the Nuggets needing a shooter and if J.R. would work to improve his 3-point shooting percentage, and he replied something like no he wouldn't work on it because that wasn't his game. And now in this interview, he "doesn't consider himself great" and "wants to work on his conditioning," etc etc.
So hopefully he does mean what he says about getting better, etc.
What I find impressive was that he said "we" lost to the Clippers, he recognizes that it's a big game to start the season, etc. I'm glad he is involving himself in the team.