On his expectations for training camp:
"“I’m very, very excited for it. I can’t wait for it to get going. I know that I’ll be going very hard no matter what, like I always do, and that’s the same message I got from the coaching staff. You know, don’t try to coast or whatever, but just let it all out. So for me, I’m very excited and I can’t wait for these couple of weeks to go by and get the season going.”"
On his focus since Summer League:
"“I kind of had to get an up-boost in speed in all aspects of the game, just to get it up to NBA speed level. Whether in the post, outside or whatever. Pick and roll game, I had to get that down. Defensively, watching a lot of tape with the coaching staff, particularly the assistant coaches have been on my case about watching a lot of tape and it’s been great. We’ve seen the results in the scrimmages, I’m getting better and it’s the same way in the weight room too.”"
On getting to know Giannis:
"“He’s a cool guy off the court, and then on the court, he’s very competitive. Same way in the weight room too, I mean, very, very, VERY competitive. He’s just non-stop, always working and he’s told me just keep on working and soon you’ll see the results and you’ll like it. I’ve been able to follow him a little bit, in terms of the weight room stuff, the coaching staff have been telling me you don’t have to do what Giannis does every time!”"