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" For the triangle to really work, everybody needs to be on the same page and know how to play it. "
" Maybe in Latvian one day I'll rap a little bit, but definitely not in English. "
" I listen to a lot of Drake and Meek Mill before games. "
" I've got that European swagger. "
" I think that's the type of game I'm better at - faster paced, just moving the ball more around. "
" I pick up languages fast. "
" I knew there were going to be boos if the Knicks drafted me. That's how New York fans are. "
" I have to do a better job of picking the spots where I want to attack and picking the right moment when I need to attack. "
" I would like to dunk on Shaq. "
" I'll keep growing as a player, keep working out, trying to become what I want to become. "
" When I have difficulties, I will not complain. "
" I'm adding moves to my post game. I'm really working on staying low. I'm working on my strength overall, especially my legs. That's going to help me defensively as well. "
" I just really love the game. I'm very hungry, and I'm looking forward to playing in the best league in the world. "
" With my height, I probably wouldn't be able to make money playing pingpong, but I would just have fun with it. The table is too low for me. "
" As a kid, I used to love roller coasters. I love adrenaline, love going faster. "
" I always try to stay aggressive. I always use my strengths and always work on my weaknesses to get better. That's just who I am. "
" Believe it or not, I've never been on the subway. "
" Playing in New York, there's a lot of pressure, but me and some Europeans like the pressure. "
" Of course the defenders are trying to be physical with me. They look at me, 7-3, skinny, they try to be physical. "
" Basketball is pretty big in Latvia. "
" You always gotta find a little bit of time for the girls, right? "
" I will try to make my career as long as possible. For me, it's not about money, so I just love playing the game. "
" Nobody wants to be losing, especially in New York. It's extremely tough. That's how it is. "
" Some girls are intimidated by my height, obviously. But a lot of girls do like it, so that's cool. "
" The first year was kind of hard for me. There was just too much attention, too much going on, and I really just wanted to focus on basketball. "
" My older brothers, they know how to keep my head straight and be thinking about what I need to do on the court. Now I have that in me, that mentality, that I want to get better and better every game. Thanks to them, they showed me the way. "
" You can never really relax until you've signed that contract with your team. "
" It's not a good feeling when you get booed. But I don't want to be good because somebody booed me. I want to be great player because that's the way I am. "
" New Yorkers aren't that friendly, but they're still pretty friendly, and they're hardworking, passionate people. "
" It's a dream come true for me to be an idol for those kids. One little moment from my life that I spend with that kid, he might remember that for the rest of his life, that he met me that day when he was 10 years old. "
" We're a basketball family. "