On a potential second unit role alongside Greg Monroe:
"“I think, Moose and I, we kind of knew that and we were try to gel even before camp. You know, him and I, and some of the other guys who we think are going to play with the second group. And we felt really good, you know, our team was definitely doing well and I think if that was the case we’d have one of the best benches in the league.”"
On accepting a role:
"“Of course, I love playing, whether it’s off the bench or starting. I’ll always compete to be a starter but whatever coach thinks is best, I’m just going to go out there to help the team, be positive and play the role that I’m supposed to.”"
On potentially sharing court time with Matthew Dellavedova:
"“I think it works out great. I think we’re not going to have a lot of trouble scoring the ball. We’ve got a lot of scorers and I think Matt and I, a lot of our game is focused on defense. He can cover, you know, he can definitely play the point guard position very well. Myself, I think I can play the point guard or the two guard and that’s something I worked on this summer was getting bigger and stronger. On the defensive end I think we’re going to be great. We’re going to cause a lot of problems.”"
On his key focuses over the summer:
"“Just getting stronger and, you know, working on my outside shot. My mid-range and layups were pretty good, I think I shot about 45 percent from the field, but now it’s just about expanding my game from behind the line and that’s what I really worked on this summer.”"