I will preface this post, and I should probably put the following in bold, that the pre-season is littered with turn-around stories that never really materialize. It's a staple of early autumn media reporting. The new leaf gets turned so much in September and October you could use it to power your speedboat. Caveat emptor.
However, Joe Freeman has a nice piece over at O-Live today on the transformation of Sergio's outlook. I mention it because if Sergio is going to be come a regular NBA player, this is exactly the kind of thing he's going to have to commit to. It's also the kind of thing that we've been talking about for the last year or so and I imagine the kind of thing the coaching staff has been telling him. If this experiment turns out to be demonstrably repeatable and Sergio does earn a spot in the rotation, you have to give a lot of credit to him...not because of his skills and talent, but because he's started to get it: defensive intensity, attention to detail, practice and repetition, focus on what you have yet to do instead of what you thought you could do or what you just did. Bravo.
UPDATE: Brian Hendrickson also has a recent Sergio piece. Double your pleasure. Double your fun.